Landed the biggest victory of his career at the 2012 Omega Dubai Desert Classic, where he held off Lee Westwood and Rory McIlroy, among others, to win with an 18 under par total, helped considerably by a superb 63 in the first round. Almost won in the desert again in 2014 at the DP World Tour Championship, Dubai – only to falter over the closing stages. Another good season saw him finish 42nd in The Race to Dubai standings though, with seven top ten finishes. His wonderful Dubai Desert Classic win two years earlier was the highlight of an incredibly consistent season in which he missed only one cut in 27 events. Won his other European Tour title at the 2009 Austrian Golf Open thanks largely to a stunning final round 60. Won the Spanish National Championship every year from Under-seven to Under-18 level after taking the game up at the age of six. Studied business, economics and business law at university, and still has to complete his degree. His studies were interrupted by his rise through the professional golfing ranks as he finished 14th on the 2006 Challenge Tour Rankings following victory at the MAN NÖ Open in Austria. Narrowly missed out on retaining his European Tour playing privileges, but secured an immediate return to the elite level in 2008. Grew up next to a golf course in the Canary Islands, and his sister Emma also competes on the Ladies European Tour.