Rafa was born in Las Palmas, Gran Canaria and grew up living next to a golf course.  He turned Pro in 2005 and within 2 years was soon featuring in the top 40 of the European Order of Merit.

He won his first European Tour event, the Austrian Open in 2009 and held his nerve against Lee Westwood in 2012 to win the Omega Dubai Desert Classic.

Now a main player in the golfing elite, and currently 4th in the Order of Merit for 2016, he will make his first Ryder Cup debut at Hazletine Golf Club next week, where we wish him all the best.

His sister Emma plays on the Ladies European Tour and both are a pleasure to be around.  He isn’t a bad dancer either…

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