Earned the tag ‘giant killer’ after landing the 2015 BMW International Open, beating then World Number Seven Henrik Stenson by one shot in Munich with a final round 66. That followed his brilliant victory in the 2014 Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship, where he finished ahead of Major Champions Rory McIlroy and Phil Mickelson, and the 2011 BMW International Open, where he saw off compatriot Sergio Garcia in a play-off. His first win was perhaps the most remarkable, however, coming at the 2008 Alstom Open de France having come through the 36-hole qualifying event at Chantilly the week before. Went toe to toe with some of the European Tour’s biggest stars at Le Golf National in Versailles, including Colin Montgomerie, who was runner-up, and Lee Westwood. Ended that year clutching the Sir Henry Cotton Rookie of the Year award. Provided one of the most bizarre moments of 2014 when, at the Maybank Malaysian Open, he jumped into a lake mid-round to escape a swarm of angry hornets. Managed to resume after treatment – he even birdied the hole he was on at the time – but was still picking out stings from his head at the end of the round. Brother of 2002 Amateur Champion Alejandro, for whom Pablo caddied at The Masters the following year. Finished his final year of high school in 2002 in the United States. Returned to Spain and wanted to turn professional straight away but his father, Gustavo, who played for Venezuela in the World Cup, had other ideas, making his son go to work on the family fish farm to learn and understand the value of money and a day’s hard labour.