Born:Oct 24, 1969 in Corrientes, Argentina.
Multiple European Tour and international tour winner.
González played most of his regular career on the European Tour, becoming a four-time winner.
Played as the SAS Masters (July 23-26). Second-placed Jamie Donaldson (Wales) finished 2 shots behind Ricardo González (Arg), who recorded the last of his four European Tour wins. González birdied five of the last six holes in his final round. [Masters course, Barsebäck G&CC, nr Malmö, Sweden].
The inaugural (and only) Open de Sevilla (April 15-18). Second-placed Jonathan Lomas (Eng) and Stephen Gallacher (Scot) finished 2 shots behind González (Arg). [Real (Royal) Sevilla GC, Sevilla, Andalucia].
Played as the Telefonica Open de Madrid (Oct 23-26). Second-placed Paul Casey (Eng), Nick O'Hern (Aus), Marten Olander (Swe) and Padraig Harrington (Ire) finished 1 shot behind González (Arg). [Club de Campo Villa de Madrid, Madrid, Spain].
Played as the Omega European Masters (Sept 6-9). Second-placed Søren Hansen (Den) finished 3 shots behind González (Arg). [GC Crans-sur-Sierre, Crans-Montana, Switzerland].
Played as the Tusker Kenya Open (March 12-15; Eurpn Challenge Tr event). González (Arg) beat Jacob Okello (Kenya) with a par at the third playoff hole (par-3 13th). [Muthaiga GC, Nairobi, Kenya].
Played as the Chile Open (Abierto de Chile). Won by Gonzalez (Arg).
FedEx Cup playoffs: the PGA Tour’s season finale starts in Memphis (TPC Southwind; Aug 11-14) and culminates in Atlanta (East Lake; Aug 25-28) … for the winner, the biggest prize in world golf … $18 million.
British Women’s Open: the year’s final women’s major championship heads for mighty Muirfield in East Lothian, Scotland, with Anna Nordqvist defending (Aug 4-7).
Anna Nordqvist: major championships aside, Solheim Cup stalwart Nordqvist notched up her first official Ladies European Tour win at the 2022 Ladies Dutch Open (aka Big Green Egg Open).
Cameron Smith: the Aussie PGA Tour player shot a blistering final round 64 to record his first major championship win at the home of golf in the 150th Open Championship.
Marco Simone Golf & Country Club: With a clubhouse that might befit a Roman Emperor, and a golf course to match, you can be sure of a memorable outing at Rome's most talked about golf facility.
Jim Fazio's original layout was much changed to create a modern Ryder Cup course ... now one of the Eternal City's (and Italy's) most revered.
Golf Son Gual is home to a course frequently rated the No.1 layout on the holiday island of Mallorca. Opening for play in 2007, this Thomas Himmel design combines the openness of a links-style layout with the stylish bunkering and not infrequent water hazards more typically associated with parkland courses.
Son Gual is located just a few kilometres from Palma (Mallorca). Palma's Old City shows clear influences from the city's Arab past.
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