Height: 6'3" (1.91 m)
Weight: 230 ( kg)
Age: 36 (August 19, 1984)
Birthplace: Maturin, Venezuela
Residence: Houston, Texas
Family: Wife, Hildegard; Sharlene Marie, Louis Alexander
University of Texas (2008, General Kinesiology)
Special Interests: Movies, baseball, dancing, music, scuba diving, working out
Turned Professional: 2008
City plays from: Maturin, Venezuela
PGA TOURTop 125 in 2018-19 FedExCup standings (thru 2020-21)
PGA TOUR Victories (3):2011 (1) Bob Hope Classic. 2016 (1) RBC Canadian Open. 2017 (1) RBC Canadian Open.
Korn Ferry Tour Victories (1):2010 (1) Preferred Health Systems Wichita Open.
International Victories (1):
Career Low Round:60 - 2016 Barbasol Championship (Round 2)
Career High FedExCup Rank:#1 : 2011 Farmers Insurance Open
Career High Official World Golf Rank:#35 : 2017 THE NORTHERN TRUST
Career Largest Paycheck:$1,080,000 : 2017 RBC Canadian Open (Finished 1)
2020-21 Season Highlights
PGA TOURPuerto Rico Open - Carded four scores in the 60s to finish solo-second at the Puerto Rico Open, earning his first runner-up finish on TOUR and best finish since winning the 2017 RBC Canadian Open. Birdied four of his first five holes in the final round en route to a 7-under 65, tied for the low score of the day. Led the field in Birdies (25). Palmetto Championship at Congaree - Earned his second runner-up finish of the season with a T2 at the Palmetto Championship at Congaree.
National Team Selections
|PGA TOUR (Playoff Record: 2 - 0)|
|Season||Events||Rounds||1st||2nd||3rd||Top 10||Top 25||Cuts Made||Cuts Missed||WD||FedExCup Rank||Earnings|
|(A) - Amateur|
|THE PLAYERS Championship||Masters Tournament||PGA Championship||U.S. Open||The Open Championship||WGC-HSBC Champions||WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play||WGC-FedEx St. Jude Inv||WGC-Workday Championship at The Concession|
|THE NORTHERN TRUST||Dell Technologies Championship||BMW Championship||TOUR Championship|
- His coach, Franci Betancourt, was a a three-time World Cup participant for Venezuela in 1966, 1968 and 1975.
- Knew very little English when he initially arrived in Houston.
- Picked up the game by playing with a broomstick and a rock. Eventually began playing at a nine-hole course near his home built for oil-camp employees.
- Was a standout third baseman as a junior baseball player.