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Spain's Alejandro Cañizares finished off a wire-to-wire victory at the Trophée Hassan II with a 2-under-par 35-35=70 to post 19-under 269, good for a five-stroke margin over Andy Sullivan of England.
Cañizares set the tone for the week with career-low, 10-under 62 in the opening round at Golf du Palais Royal in Agadir, Morocco. He holed 11 birdies against one bogey and led England's Seve Bensen by one. The Spaniard followed with respective rounds of 68 and 69. It's his second on the European Tour, but it took eight years to validate (2006 Russian Open). Benson finished with a share of third place with Sweden's Magnus A. Carlsson, seven strokes in arrears of the champion. Cañizares started the week slotted 141st in the Official World Golf Ranking. He should vault to approximately 85th. Mar 16 - 1:00 PM

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Alejandro Canizares will tee it up at this week's Honda Classic.

The Spaniard finished a career-best T5 at the Mayakoba Golf Classic thanks to a closing 66 that included seven birdies. He ranked second-to-last in greens hit for the week but led the field in putting. He earns the exemption into the Honda for the top 10.
Mon, Feb 27, 2012 12:45:00 PM

Alejandro Canizares turned in a 4-under-par 32-35=67 in his opening round of the Mayakoba Golf Classic, finishing one stroke off the overnight lead.

The former PGA TOUR member shared 10th place at last week's Avantha Masters in India, so today's round is a rousing success given his travel itinerary. But he's no stranger to this event with a 4-for-4 record that includes a top 15 in 2007. He hit 11 (of 14) fairways and 13 greens today, circling six birdies along the way.
Thu, Feb 23, 2012 07:36:00 PM

Alejandro Canizares is no longer listed in the field for this week's Madrid Masters.

Last Friday, we reported that he was also in the field for this week's Texas Open and needed four more starts to fulfill his PGA Tour membership requirement. That he withdrew from an event in his homeland is a strong indication that he'll be a mainstay in the U.S. into November.
Mon, Oct 6, 2008 10:20:00 PM

Alejandro Canizares is listed in the published fields for both the Madrid Masters and the Texas Open next week.

The rookie has played in just 11 PGA Tour events this year. He needs to tee it up in four of the five remaining tournaments to meet his memberhip requirement and avoid a five-year restriction of 10 events per year. That restriction would apply even if he would happen to earn his PGA Tour card again during that time frame. He's competed in six events on the European Tour since the Reno-Tahoe two months ago and seems committed to staying in Europe. Of course, Canizares hardly registers in fantasy formats but it's an interesting situation and one you don't see develop very often.
Fri, Oct 3, 2008 08:06:00 PM

Alejandro Canizares withdrew on Monday from the Turning Stone Resort Championship.

Canizares was listed in the fields of the Turning Stone and the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship this week, so his withdrawal was expected from the Turning Stone.
Mon, Sep 29, 2008 10:02:00 AM

Alejandro Canizares is listed in the published field of next week's U.S. Bank Championship in Milwaukee.

The rookie has cashed in six of eight starts but hasn't teed it up in the U.S. since the Nelson, opting for a steady schedule in Europe. Still looking for his first Top 35 on the 2008 PGA Tour, Canizares has a long way to go to qualify for the FedExCup Playoffs.
Fri, Jul 11, 2008 10:44:00 PM

Alejandro Canizares withdrew on Tuesday afternoon from the Travelers Championship.

Canizares has opted to play instead at this week's BMW International in Munich, Germany.He has been replaced in the field by Andrew Buckle, who played well a couple of week's ago on the Nationwide Tour's Bank of America Open where he finished tied for 13th place.
Tue, Jun 17, 2008 02:27:00 PM

Alejandro Canizares withdrew on Monday from the AT&T Classic.

Canizares has made all but two of his cuts this season and he currently in 187th on the FedExCup Points List. He has been replaced in the field by Jim Gallagher Jr., whose best finish at the TPC Sugarloaf course is a T-24 in 1998.
Mon, May 12, 2008 02:25:00 PM

Alejandro Canizares carded a 1-under 69 in the opening round of the Byron Nelson Championship.

Three weeks ago, the rookie was cruising along in the second round of the Houston Open before carding a 12 on one hole en route to an 85 and a MC. Today's round his first in competition since and his first ever at TPC Las Colinas. After turning at the 18th hole in 4-over today, Canizares birdied five of his final nine to go under par.
Thu, Apr 24, 2008 06:06:00 PM

Alejandro Canizares missed the second round cut after posting a 12 at the par-4 18th hole at the Shell Houston Open.

Canizares was 3-under-par for the tournament before playing the 18th hole, however he put four balls in the water which resulted in the rare octuple-bogey. He added five more strokes to his score in his final nine holes, with a double-bogey and three bogeys, to miss his second cut of the season.
Sat, Apr 5, 2008 03:01:00 PM

Alejandro Canizares has been bumped out of the Zurich Classic and now is first alternate for the tournament.

Canizares has made every cut this season and is coming off a T-39 finish at the Puerto Rico Open. He has been replaced in the field by Ted Purdy, who had his best finish of the season last week with his T-10 at the Puerto Rico Open.
Mon, Mar 24, 2008 01:19:00 PM

Alejandro Canizares carded a 1-under 71 in the second round of the inaugural Puerto Rico Open to make the cut on the number.

The rookie is off to a solid, if not spectacular start, with four finishes from T-40 through T-49 this year. At Trump International, he is one of 13 golfers at even par that are T-69 through 36 holes. Therefore, the tour will invoke a second cut of Top 70 professionals plus ties after 54 holes are complete. (Also at T-69, native Puerto Rican, Rafael Campos, is an amateur and will not affect the 54-hole cut.)
Fri, Mar 21, 2008 11:35:00 PM

Alejando Canizares on Monday was added to the field of the Honda Classic after the season's first reshuffle.

Canizares played on the European Tour last year and gained his 2008 PGA Tour card with a T-23 finish at Q-School. He has made the cut in all three of the events he has been in this season, with a T-40 at the Sony Open being his best result. Canizares replaces Todd Demsey in the field, who has missed the cut in all six of the tournaments he has been in this season.
Mon, Feb 25, 2008 11:01:00 AM

Alejandro Cañizares is in the published field at next week's Sony Open

Although Cañizares has played in just three PGA Tour events, he is ranked 125th in the world, just ahead of the likes of Bo Van Pelt and Brett Quigley. The 24-year old Spaniard secured his 2008 PGA Tour on the number at Q School so expect lots of starts early as he attempts to improve his number for the first reshuffle. Considering his pedigree and lineage, it's quite possible that he'll make an immediate impact on tour. Pounce on him in the middle-to-late rounds.
Fri, Jan 4, 2008 11:23:00 PM