His run of 17 consecutive seasons on The European Tour threatened to come to a halt after he fell short of the mark in The 2014 Race to Dubai, but a second place finish at the Qualifying School Final Stage guaranteed him an 18th campaign on the top tier. Needed to display similar resolve towards the end of the 2010 season in order to maintain, at that point, a 12-year unbroken run on The European Tour. With six events remaining, the four-time Tour winner, and one of the game’s longest hitters, was 133rd in The Race to Dubai and in danger of losing his card. However, he made the cut in every one of those six tournaments and collected enough money to finish in 115th place, two above the drop zone. Had less stressful finishes in 2011 and 2012, while in 2013 he led the field in the opening two rounds of the Johnnie Walker Championship at Gleneagles before finishing in a tie for second, a result that went a long way to securing his card for 2014. A former caddie in his native Corrientes in northern Argentina, he decided to try his luck on the Challenge Tour and won the 1998 Tusker Kenya Open in Nairobi after a play-off. Secured his place on The European Tour by finishing fifth on the Challenge Tour Rankings that year.