Date of Birth:13th October 1980Country:Spain

Gonzalo Fernandez Castano

An elegant golfer who first campaigned with success in the amateur ranks – playing for Spain from boys’ to senior level over a ten year period from 1995 until turning professional at the European Tour’s Q-School in 2004 – Castano made a seamless transition into the paid game and followed compatriots Jose Maria Olazabal and Sergio Garcia as winners of the ‘rookie of the year’ award when taking that honour in 2005. Castano’s breakthrough win on tour came in the 2005 Dutch Open and he claimed titles in successive seasons in the Asian Open (2006), Italian Open (2007) and British Masters (2008) to confirm his pedigree... took up golf as a five-year-old under the tutelage of his father... lists tennis and hunting among his hobbies.