ResidenceCrans Montana, Switzerland
AttachmentGolf in Dubai
Date of Birth:09/01/1980
Place of BirthCastellon, Spain
Height & Weight5ft 11in 12st 8lbs (178cm 80kgs)
InterestsReal Madrid FC, computer games, tennis
Turned Pro1999 (plus 5)
Qualifying School(Joined Tour as an Affiliate Member 1999)

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Born in Castellon, Spain, he started golf at three with his father, Victor, then a club professi onal. Had a glittering amateur career, becoming the then youngest player to make a European Tour cut in 1995 aged just 16 and winning the Amateur Championship in 1998. Turned professional in 1999 after finishing low amateur at the Masters and won in his sixth pro start at the Irish Open. Has since won a further 30 titles worldwide including the HSBC Champions in 2008, when ranked a career-high second in the World Ranking. Finished runner-up in Majors on four occasions before claiming his first at the 2017 Masters Tournament and has assembled a stellar Ryder Cup career, having played in the biennial clash eight times, winning a total of 22.5 points.

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European Tour Wins13
Wins this season2
Current Rankings
Race To Dubai2
Biggest European Tour Prize:: € 1,838,115 (2017)


Professional Ryder Cup 1999, 02 (winners), 04 (winners), 06 (winners), 08, 12 (winners), 14 (winners), 16 World Cup 2001, 04, 05, 09 Seve Trophy 2000 (winners), 03 Alfred Dunhill Cup 1999 (winners) Spain Olympic 2016 Amateur Eisenhower Trophy 1996, 98 St Andrews Trophy 1996 Junior Ryder Cup 1995, 97 Jacques Léglise Trophy 1995, 97 (winners) Boys, Seniors 1994-98

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