One of the greatest golfers in South American history. He won the Brazil Open in 2001 and 2003 and the Paraguay Open in 1992 and 2000.
He was named PGA Rookie of the Year in 1999.
He broke into the top 20 top golfers in the world on multiple occasions.
His father was a greenskeeper and a caddy, and his brother also became a professional golfer.
He was named the PGA Rookie of the Year three years after the great Tiger Woods.