At the 2009 Dutch Open
|Full name||José Alejandro Cañizares Gómez|
9 January 1983 |
|Height||1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)|
|Weight||72 kg (159 lb; 11.3 st)|
|College||Arizona State University|
|Current tour(s)||European Tour|
|Former tour(s)||PGA Tour|
|Number of wins by tour|
|Best results in major championships
|The Open Championship||T27: 2010|
Cañizares was born in Madrid, and is the son of five-time European Tour winner and four-time European Ryder Cup team member, José Maria Cañizares. He attended college in the United States, where he won the 2003 NCAA men's golf championship while at Arizona State University. He turned professional in 2006.
In August 2006, Cañizares won on his third start as an affiliate member of the European Tour, at the Imperial Collection Russian Open. The win gave him full membership of the tour for two years. It also put him into the record books as the fastest affiliate member to win on the tour, surpassing Sergio García and Graeme McDowell who had both won in their fourth tournaments.
Cañizares earned his PGA Tour card for 2008 through the 2007 PGA Tour Qualifying Tournament. He divided his time between both the PGA and European tours during the season, but was only able to retain his playing status in Europe.
In March 2014, Cañizares won his second European Tour title at the Trophée Hassan II tournament in Morocco. He shot a 62 in the first round and led wire-to-wire, culminating in a five-stroke victory to end an eight-year drought on the tour.
Amateur wins (8)
- 2002 Spanish Amateur Match Play Championship, Spanish Amateur Under 21 Championship
- 2003 National Invitational, NCAA Championship
- 2004 ASU Thunderbird Invitational
- 2005 Big-10/Pac-10 Challenge, PING-Arizona Intercollegiate, Puerto Rico Classic
Professional wins (2)
European Tour wins (2)
|No.||Date||Tournament||Winning score||Margin of
|1||20 Aug 2006||Imperial Collection Russian Open||−22 (66-67-67-66=266)||4 strokes||David Drysdale|
|2||16 Mar 2014||Trophée Hassan II||−19 (62-68-69-70=269)||5 strokes||Andy Sullivan|
European Tour playoff record (0–2)
|1||2010||Iberdrola Open Cala Millor Mallorca||Peter Hanson||Lost to par on first extra hole|
|2||2010||Alstom Open de France||Miguel Ángel Jiménez, Francesco Molinari||Jiménez won with par on first extra hole|
Results in major championships
|The Open Championship||T27||CUT||CUT|
DNP = did not play
CUT = missed the half way cut
"T" indicates a tie for a place.
Yellow background for top-10.
- Jacques Léglise Trophy (representing Continental Europe): 2001 (winners)
- Palmer Cup (representing Europe): 2003 (winners), 2004 (winners), 2005, 2006 (winners)