ResidenceMaspalomas, Gran Canaria, Spain
AttachmentRace to Dubai
Date of Birth:25/05/1984
Place of BirthLas Palmas, Gran Canaria, Spain
Height & Weight6ft 2¾in 12st 10lbs (187cm 81kgs)
InterestsReading, watersports, football, skiing, surfing
Turned Pro2005
Qualifying School2005, 07

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Enjoyed a brilliant start to 2016, finishing runner-up in back-to-back weeks in Qatar and Dubai and 11th in the WGC - Cadillac Championship before taking the WGC - Dell Match Play by storm in Austin, Texas. Holed a 90-ft birdie putt from off the green on the second day to beat Kevin Kisner, and after advancing to the knockout stages came through matches against Byeong Hun An and Ryan Moore before losing to Louis Oosthuizen in the semi-finals. He ddefeated Rory McIlroy in the third place match, however, and an additional consolation was guaranteeing a debut appearance in the Masters Tournament two weeks later. With six top ten finishes in 2016, he also made his Ryder Cup debut for Europe where he went undefeated from his three matches, with the Spaniard and his countryman Sergio Garcia winning one and halving one of their matches over the first two days, before he overcame Jimmy Walker 3&2 in the singles. Claimed his second European Tour victory in 2012 at the Omega Dubai Desert Classic, where he held off McIlroy and Lee Westwood, among others. Made his European Tour breakthrough at the 2009 Austrian Golf Open thanks to a stunning final-round 60. Claimed the Spanish National Championship every year from Under-7 to Under-18 level after taking the game up at the age of six. Studied business, economics and business law at university, but still has to complete his degree after his studies were interrupted by his rise through the professional golfing ranks as he finished 14th on the 2006 European Challenge Tour Rankings following victory at the MAN NÖ Open in Austria. Narrowly missed out on retaining his European Tour playing privileges in 2007, 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 competes on the Ladies European Tour. Owns a house in Bali, where he loves to spend time surfing.

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Challenge Tour Wins2
European Tour Wins2
Wins this season0
Current Rankings
Race To Dubai7
Biggest European Tour Prize:: € 581,841 (2016)


Professional Ryder Cup 2016 World Cup 2013, 16 Spain Olympic 2016 Amateur Eisenhower Trophy 2004 Junior Ryder Cup 1999 (winners) Jacques Léglise Trophy 2000, 01 (winners), 02 Boys, Youths, Seniors 1998-05

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