Las Vegas, Nev. (Feb. 21, 2016)–They call him half-man, half-amazin’, and his is one of the most unique characters on the PGA TOUR. Andres Gonzales is a former UNLV golfer and is sponsored by Callaway Golf. Recently, VICE Sports followed him around for a day in the life. And, as they say, you will have a new favorite golfer. –-By Brian Hurlburt.
As of this writing, Gonzales has played in 81 PGA TOUR tournaments and earned more than $1.5 million. He also won two tournaments on the Web.com Tour.
In 2016, he has played in nine PGA TOUR events and made three cuts, earning more than $32,000.
From Vice Sports: “Andres Gonzales is not your typical PGA Tour Golfer. He plays in the rain, hits the bar, and tweets random thoughts at Tiger Woods. He’s also designed what some call the best pastrami sandwich in the Pacific Northwest. Andres Gonzales is a bit of an odd bird, and he’s your new favorite golfer. Presented by Callaway.”
Vice Sports is a media and news service that offers ” real sports stories from outside the stadium.”
Gonzales earned a degree in journalism from UNLV, and was an intern for this writer at VegasGolfer Magazine. Gonzales played at UNLV from 2003-06. As a senior he won the William H. Tucker Invitational in Albuquerque.