Jaime Gonzalez (golfer)

Jaime Gonzalez (born 25 July 1954) is a Brazilianprofessional golfer. He is one of the few from his country to have enjoyed success on the international circuit.

Brazilian professional golfer

Jaime Gonzalez
Personal information
Full name Jaime Gonzalez
Born (1954-07-25) 25 July 1954 (age 67)
São Paulo, Brazil
Height 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Sporting nationality  Brazil
Residence Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
College Oklahoma State University
Turned professional 1977
Former tour(s) PGA Tour
European Tour
Professional wins 2
Number of wins by tour
European Tour 1
Other 1
Best results in major championships
Masters Tournament DNP
PGA Championship DNP
U.S. Open DNP
The Open Championship T20: 1985

Gonzalez was born in São Paulo to a golfing family. His father Mário won the Spanish Open as an amateur in 1947. Gonzalez had a lot of success an amateur, winning the Brazil Amateur Championship three times (1969, 1971, 1972) as a teenager. He would win the tournament one more time when he was in college. He attended Oklahoma State University in the United States and won the individual title at the 1974 Eisenhower Trophy.

Gonzalez turned professional in 1977 and shortly thereafter represented Brazil twice in the World Cup, in 1978 and 1979.

Gonzalez earned membership on the PGA Tour for two seasons (1980, 1981) but did not have much success. His only top ten was a T-5 at the 1980 Sammy Davis Jr.-Greater Hartford Open.[1] In 1982, he turned to Europe where he had much more success. He played on the European Tour between 1982 and 1987 and won an event, the 1984 St. Mellion Timeshare TPC.[2] In addition, a month after his victory, he was in the top-10 of the 1984 Open Championship after the first two rounds. He eventually finished T-28. His rank on the European Tour Order of Merit was #16 that year, his best ever.[2]

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  • 1969 Brazil Amateur Open Championship
  • 1971 Brazil Amateur Open Championship
  • 1972 Brazil Amateur Open Championship
  • 1976 Brazil Amateur Open Championship
No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
1 10 Jun 1984 St. Mellion Timeshare TPC −15 (65-64-69-67=265) Playoff Mark James

European Tour playoff record (1–0)

No. Year Tournament Opponent Result
1 1984 St. Mellion Timeshare TPC Mark James Won with par on second extra hole
Tournament 1977 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986
The Open Championship T43 T47 CUT CUT T28 T20 CUT

Note: Gonzalez only played in The Open Championship.

  Did not play

CUT = missed the half-way cut
“T” = tied

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