Enjoyed a brilliant start to 2016, finishing runner-up in back-to-back weeks in Qatar and Dubai and 11th in the WGC-Cadillac Championship before taking the WGC-Dell Match Play by storm in Austin, Texas. Holed a 90-foot birdie putt from off the green on the second day to beat Kevin Kisner, and after advancing to the knockout stages came through matches against Byeong Hun An and Ryan Moore before losing to Louis Oosthuizen in the semi-finals. However his performance secured him a playing place in the Masters two weeks later. Made his European Tour breakthrough at the 2009 Austrian Open thanks to a stunning final-round 60 and won his second victory in 2012 at the Omega Dubai Desert Classic. In August 2016, he represented Spain in the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, finishing tied for fifth.