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Ernie Gonzalez

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Nationality  United States
U.S. Open  CUT: 1987
Weight  95 kg
Turned professional  1983
Name  Ernie Gonzalez
Former tours  PGA TOUR
Professional wins  1
Role  Golfer
PGA tour wins  1
Masters Tournament  CUT: 1987
Height  1.73 m

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Born  February 19, 1961 (age 54) San Diego, California (1961-02-19)
College  United States International University
Education  Alliant International University
Residence  Las Vegas, Nevada, United States

Ernie Gonzalez (born February 19, 1961) is an American professional golfer who played on the PGA Tour in the 1980s.


Gonzalez was born in San Diego, California. His father was of Mexican descent and his mother was Puerto Rican. He attended the United States International University, where he played on the golf team. He turned professional in 1983.

Gonzalez played full-time on the PGA Tour from 1985–1989. He shot a 14-under-par 128 to edge Joey Sindelar by one stroke to win the rain-shortened 36-hole Pensacola Open in 1986 for his only Tour victory. The win by Gonzalez is the first by a left-handed golfer on the PGA Tour since Bob Charles at the 1974 Greater Greensboro Open.

After losing his Tour card, Gonzalez worked as a golf instructor and a warehouseman. He has also played in a limited number of Nationwide Tour events, and in select PGA Tour events using exemptions. He lives with his family in Las Vegas, Nevada.

PGA Tour wins (1)

  • 1986 Pensacola Open
  • Results in major championships

    DNP = did not play
    CUT = missed the half way cut
    "T" indicates a tie for a place.
    Yellow background for top-10.


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