"I've kind of slowed down recently, I guess I got a little bit bored with it," Gonzales said.
Or maybe he's been focusing more on golf, as Friday's performance would indicate.
"I hit the ball pretty well," Gonzales said. "I would like to see a few more putts go down, but that's kind of the way this week has been. Typically that's what I rely on, but I'm starting to hit the ball better."
It is the second go-around at the Greenbrier Classic for Gonzales, who missed the cut in 2011 after coming in at 3 over par after two rounds.
He was a full-timer that year, but finished 192nd on the PGA Tour's money list and was forced to work his way back to this point the hard way.
His best finish in a PGA Tour event is a tie for 16th at the 2011 Children's Miracle Network Hospitals Classic, and he has only three professional wins to his name - the 2007 Trilogy Golf Classic on the Gateway Tour, the 2009 Saskatchewan Open on the Canadian Tour and the 2012 Soboda Golf Classic on the Web.com Tour.
But his own bio on his website describes his "big personality" long before golf accomplishments, and he said he is enjoying his stay in White Sulphur Springs this year.
"I've had a great time," Gonzales said. "My wife and I are actually going on some Can-Ams this afternoon. We're going to go mud around a little bit and see how dirty we can get."
And as for that "half man, half amazing" moniker?
Well, he's leaving it open for interpretation.
"I don't know," Gonzales said. "That's kind of for everybody else. What do you guys think it means?"
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