Born in Lisbon and grew up in the Algarve, he enjoyed an impressive amateur career, representing the University of Central Florida and playing in the 2014 Palme r Cup. Won twice and earned a record €251,592 en route to being crowned Challenge Tour Number One in 2015. A family man, Gouveia’s father, Tómas, was his caddie for his Oman victory and at various times during that season.
After becoming the highest-ranked Portuguese player of all time, he finished a highly respectable 54th in the 2016 Race to Dubai in his maiden European Tour campaign, the highlight a third place finish at the Nedbank Golf Challenge. Moved to London straight after securing graduation to the European Tour to join his girlfriend, who studies there. Is an avid Sporting Lisbon fan.