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Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano

Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano
Returns to The Open after a seven-year gap, having survived the 36-hole Final Qualifying event at St Annes Old Links on June 29.

Qualification

Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano is exempt to play in Royal St George's

Returns to The Open after a seven-year gap, having survived the 36-hole Final Qualifying event at St Annes Old Links on June 29.

The seven-time European Tour winner, now 40, had rounds of 64 and 68 for a 12-under-par total that put him in joint second place, with only three of the 70 players at the course progressing to Royal St George’s. He went there ranked 807th in the world, having reached a high of 27th earlier in his career.

He represented Continental Europe in three Seve Trophy matches against Britain and Ireland and played for Spain in the 2006 and 2009 World Cups, while his best major finishes to date are a tie for 10th in the 2013 U.S. Open and joint 20th at The Masters the same season.

He was the European Tour’s Rookie of the Year in 2005, winning the KLM Open, and had more success in each of the following three years. Four of his first five victories were achieved in play-offs, including the 2008 British Masters against Lee Westwood at The Belfry, and he has twice lifted the Italian Open. The second of those successes came with a superb 24-under-par total in 2012.

Qualification

Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano is exempt to play in Royal St George's
Venue
Finish
R1
R2
R3
R4
Total
Par
Royal St George's 2021
71
73
-
-
144
4
Royal Liverpool 2014
M/C
74
76
-
-
-
M/C
Muirfield 2013
T54
70
79
73
73
295
11
Royal Lytham & St Annes 2012
T54
71
71
72
73
287
7
St Andrews 2010
M/C
72
76
-
-
-
M/C
Turnberry 2009
T47
69
72
73
74
288
-
Royal Liverpool 2006
48
70
69
73
76
288
-

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