Pablo Martín

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Pablo Martín
Personal information
Full name Pablo Martín Benavides
Born (1986-04-20) 20 April 1986 (age 31)
Málaga, Spain
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Nationality  Spain
Residence Stockholm, Sweden
Partner Josefine Mill
Children Maximilian Mill Martin
Career
College Oklahoma State University
Turned professional 2007
Current tour(s) Sunshine Tour
European Tour
Professional wins 3
Number of wins by tour
European Tour 3
Best results in major championships
Masters Tournament DNP
U.S. Open T30: 2007
The Open Championship DNP
PGA Championship DNP
Achievements and awards
Phil Mickelson Award
Haskins Award
Jack Nicklaus Award
2006

Pablo Martín Benavides (born 20 April 1986) is a Spanish professional golfer.

Martín was born in Málaga, and attended Oklahoma State University in the United States. He was named the Jack Nicklaus Award winner, the Haskins Award winner in 2006 as the best collegiate golfer in the world. He won the 2005 Porter Cup.

In April 2007, Martín became the first amateur ever to win a European Tour event when he captured the Estoril Open de Portugal title.[1] As an amateur, he had to forfeit the winner's prize money of €208,330, but the win still granted him exemption on the European Tour until the end of 2009. He turned professional in June 2007, and completed the season playing on both the European Tour and the PGA Tour, relying on sponsors' invitations for PGA Tour events.

Martín did not enjoy immediate success on the European Tour after he turned professional, with only a single top ten finish in the 2008 and 2009 seasons but managed to retain his card for the 2010 season by finishing 118th on the 2009 Race to Dubai. However in the first event of the 2010 season, the Alfred Dunhill Championship, he won again to become the first player to win on the European Tour as both an amateur and as a professional.[2] In December 2010, he defended this title winning the 2011 Alfred Dunhill Championship.[3]

After a poor 2012 season, Martin lost full playing rights on the European Tour and did not complete the Qualifying School.

Amateur wins[edit]

Professional wins[edit]

European Tour wins (3)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
victory
Runner(s)-up
1 1 Apr 2007 Estoril Open de Portugal
(as an amateur)
−-7 (73-70-66-68=277) 1 stroke France Raphaël Jacquelin
2 13 Dec 2009
(2010 season)
Alfred Dunhill Championship
(co-sanctioned with Sunshine Tour)
−17 (68-63-71-69=271) 1 stroke South Africa Charl Schwartzel
3 12 Dec 2010
(2011 season)
Alfred Dunhill Championship (2)
(co-sanctioned with Sunshine Tour)
−11 (69-70-68-70=277) 2 strokes South Africa Anthony Michael, Denmark Thorbjørn Olesen,
South Africa Charl Schwartzel

Results in major championships[edit]

Tournament 2007 2008 2009 2010
Masters Tournament DNP DNP DNP DNP
U.S. Open T30 DNP DNP T82
The Open Championship DNP DNP DNP DNP
PGA Championship DNP DNP DNP DNP

DNP = Did not play
CUT = missed the half-way cut
"T" = tied
Yellow background for top-10.

Team appearances[edit]

Amateur

Professional

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Amateur Martin takes historic win". BBC Sport. 1 April 2007. Retrieved 2009-03-31. 
  2. ^ "Pablo Martin wins Alfred Dunhill Championship". BBC Sport. 13 December 2009. Retrieved 2009-12-13. 
  3. ^ "Pablo Martin retains Alfred Dunhill Championship title". BBC Sport. 12 December 2010. Retrieved 2010-12-13. 

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