ANDRES GONZALES BIO
Hometown: Olympia. Residence: Lakewood.
2012 season: Made 14 of 23 cuts, posted three top-10 finishes and totaled $235,505 in season earnings on the Web.com Tour. Won his first career Web.com Tour event at the Soboba Golf Classic (8-under-par 276) in April.
Best finish in 2012 at a major: Did not play.
World ranking heading into this season: 374th.
Caddie: Brandon DeStefano.
Swing instructor/Short-game coach: Mike Davis/Dwaine Knight.
Agent(s): Hambric Sports Management (Blake Smith).
In the bag: Callaway X Hot driver, Callaway X Hot 3-wood, Scratch Golf SB1 irons, Scratch Golf custom wedges, Odyssey putter, Titleist Pro V1 (2009) golf ball.
Endorsements: Callaway, Titleist, Travis Mathew Apparel.
Five to thrive in: AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am, Feb. 7-10, Pebble Beach Golf Links, Pebble Beach, Calif.; Northern Trust Open, Feb. 14-17. Riviera Country Club, Pacific Palisades, Calif.; Waste Management Phoenix Open, Jan. 31-Feb. 3, TPC Scottsdale, Scottsdale, Ariz.; Shell Houston Open, March 28-31, Redstone Golf Club, Humble, Texas; Wells Fargo Championship, May 2-5, Quail Hollow Country Club, Charlotte, N.C.