The savior of the 1985 European Ryder Cup team that defeated the Americans in a match that saw Fuzzy Zoeller lose the deciding match, making Jose a hero.
He played on various local tours in Spain before turning pro in 1967.
He was a star on the Ryder Cup, appearing on 4 Ryder Cup teams.
He is the father of European Tour Golfer Alejandro Canizares.
He is one of Spain's top international competitors on the PGA tour, much like Sergio Garcia.