ResidenceMarbella, Spain
AttachmentLa Quinta, Marbella
Date of Birth:01/09/1952
Place of BirthBadajoz, Spain
Height & Weight5ft 7¾in 10st 10lbs (170cm 68kg)
FamilyWife: Angeles (m. 1978); Children: Laura (1985), Natalie (1988)
InterestsReading, football, all sports
Turned Pro1968
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Finished 75th in the 2010 Order of Merit. Previously showed flashes of his undoubted ability when he finished joint third in the Open de France Seniors in May 2004, and fifth at the 2005 De Vere Northumberland Seniors Classic. Among the strong Spanish contingent which made such a big impact on The European Tour during the 1970s and 1980s. Won nine times on The European Tour, including the 1977 PGA Championship at Royal St George’s. Earned four points out of five during Europe’s victory in The 1985 Ryder Cup at The Belfry. On that occasion, he teamed up with Seve Ballesteros to win two foursomes and one fourball match, and then went on to defeat the formidable Lanny Wadkins 3 and 1 in the top singles. His win against Wadkins meant he retired from The Ryder Cup with a 100 per cent singles record, his other win coming in his previous appearance in The 1981 Ryder Cup at Walton Heath, where he defeated Jerry Pate 4 and 2.

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European Tour Wins9
Wins this season0
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Biggest European Tour Prize:: € 28,000 (1982)


Professional Ryder Cup 1981, 85 (winners) Alfred Dunhill Cup 1985 World Cup 1974, 76 (winners), 78, 79, 80, 82 (individual and team winners), 83, 85, 88 Hennessy Cognac Cup 1976, 78, 80, 82 Double Diamond 1974, 76

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