Friday, July 29
How It’s Done: Andres Gonzales at the Greenbrier Classic
PGA TOUR ROOKIE ANDRES GONZALES demonstrates the chip-and-run shot to perfection on the 15th hole of Old White at The Greenbrier Classic. Gonzales, self described as “half man, half amazing,” went on to card a 69 on Thursday but slipped to a 74 on Friday to miss the cut.
Gonzales is perhaps best known for his one-way Twitter conversation with Tiger Woods. It began this way:
“@TigerWoods my name is andresgonzales and I am a rookie on tour. I like elephants.”
Tiger was his idol growing up. Now Gonzales wants to be friends. And perhaps play a practice round with the 14-time major winner. A tweet in June:
“@TigerWoods qualified for the open today. Hate to say I don’t need a roommate because my family is coming. But I would be up for a p. round.”
And on July 2:
“My wife is at my sister’s bachelorette, so I found a different party. I need a date. I doubt you’re here but it’s worth a try...@tigerwoods?”
So far, no Tiger. No matter, the 28-year-old rookie is having fun.
Webb Simpson and Brendon de Jonge are tied for the 36-hole lead at The Greenbrier Classic. 2008 Masters champion Trevor Immelman is one shot back. Phil Mickelson missed the cut.
−The Armchair Golfer