Greatest moment of his golfing career arrived in May 2003, when he produced a superb performance to win the PGA Championship at Wentworth Club. Eldest son of Antonio Garrido, who played in the first Ryder Cup open to Continental European golfers, he won his first European Tour title in 1997 in the German Open. The same year he followed in his father’s footsteps, when he played in The Ryder Cup at Valderrama. In the process, the Garridos became the second father and son combination to have played in The Ryder Cup after Percy and Peter Alliss. In his amateur days, he won the English Amateur Open Stroke Play whilst on leave from National Service. Turned professional in 1993 with a handicap of plus four.