Grew up next to a golf course in the Canary Islands, and his sister Emma competes on the Ladies European Tour. Claimed the Spanish National Championship every year from under-seven to under-18 level after taking the game up at age six. Studied business, economics and business law at university but still has to complete his degree after his studies were interrupted by his rise through the professional ranks as he finished 14th on the 2006 Challenge Tour Rankings following a victory in Austria. Made his European Tour breakthrough at the 2009 Austrian Golf Open, thanks to a stunning, final-round 60. Enjoyed a brilliant start to 2016, finishing runner-up in back-to-back weeks in Qatar and Dubai and turning in an 11th-place performance at the World Golf Championships-Cadillac Championship before beating Rory McIlroy for third at the World Golf Championships-Dell Match Play.