Claimed a maiden Senior Tour title in just his sixth appearance when he held off the challenge of home favourite Sam Torrance over the Torrance Course at Fairmont St Andrews in 2013. Also finished runner up in the French Riviera Masters and the English Senior Open as he ended his rookie campaign in eighth position on the Order of Merit. Picked up his second Senior Tour win in 2014, with victory at the ISPS Handa PGA Seniors Championship in England. The Spaniard's maiden victory in St Andrews came 15 years after one of his career highlights also occurred at the Home of Golf, when he defeated Tiger Woods in the semi-final of the 1998 Alfred Dunhill Cup at St Andrews (71 to 72), a victory which helped Spain to the final against South Africa. A consistent performer on The European Tour, his sole victory came in the 1995 Madeira Island Open. Reached the notable milestone of 500 appearances on The European Tour at the 2005 Abama Open de Canarias. Grew up near Puerta de Hierro Golf Club in Madrid where his father worked on the staff and his interest in the game developed from there. Graduated from the 2008 European Tour Qualifying School, aged 45 years and 355 days in 2008, to become the oldest graduate in history.