WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. - Andres Gonzales' own website - www.andresgonzalesgolf.com - describes him as "half man, half amazing" and he's now enjoying a full-time gig on the PGA Tour.
But having made only one of 11 cuts entering the Greenbrier Classic and with a world ranking of 568th and a FedEx Cup standing of 232nd, one would expect little from Gonzales on the Old White TPC this weekend.
On Friday, however, Gonzales put together a 2-under-par 68, putting him at 1 under for the tournament, good enough for tied for 60th and placing him right on the cut line, earning him a berth to just his second weekend this year.
"Any cut is good, always," Gonzales said.
However, his golf game isn't only what makes up his "amazing" side. There may not be a more fun and interesting player on the Tour.
The burly 6-foot-2, 225-pounder comes complete with a Fu Manchu mustache and just recently cut off his long mane of black hair and donated it to the Locks for Love charity, in honor of his father who died of pancreatic cancer.
And though he's bounced around between the Canadian, Web.com and PGA tours over the past few years, he's already a legend in the world of social media.
Upon making his twitter handle (@Andres_Gonzales) in February of 2011, Gonzales decided to use it as a vehicle to strike up a friendship with Tiger Woods.
For the record, Woods has never responded to any of Gonzales' tweets, but the one-sided conversation drew plenty of attention and laughs and brought Gonzales hordes of new followers - 24,215 and counting.
And why not, with gems like these?
"@TigerWoods Did you know that Laser stands for Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation? I learned something new today."
Or this one, his very first effort at reaching Woods.
"@TigerWoods My name is Andres Gonzales and I am a rookie on tour. I like elephants."
There are plenty more where those came from, but recently Gonzales' tweets have become fewer and farther between.