He attended the University of Arizona where was a member of the golf team
He played on the 1989 Walker Cup Team and dropped out of university to turn professional later that same year. Gamez has had what can be described as a hot and cold career as a professional golfer. He started out winning two tournaments in his rookie season on the Tour, including his first event, the Northern Telecom Tucson Open.
A commemorative plaque has since been placed in the fairway on the 18th hole at Bay Hill to mark the spot from which Gamez holed his 7-iron from 176 yards.
In 1998, Gamez was injured in a car accident at the Kemper Open and his career started to decline. Between 1998 and 2001, he failed to finish in the top 125 on the Professional Golf Association Tour money list.
His career hit a low point in 2001, when he failed to qualify for the Tour. Then he began to enjoy a resurgence in his career.
His best finish in a major is T12 at the 1990 Open Championship.
Gamez hosts an annual tournament in Orlando, Florida for the benefit of the Team Gamez Foundation. He lives in Orlando, Florida. He has not played a full season on any tour since 2008. this list may be incomplete Professional Golf Association Tour wins (3) Japan Golf Tour wins (1) Other wins DNP = Did not play CUT = missed the half-way cut "T" = tied Yellow background for top-10.
Summary Most consecutive cuts made – 3 (1990 United States Open – 1990 Professional Golf Association) Longest streak of top-10s – 0 Amateur Walker Cup: 1989.