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Alejandro Canizares |

Team: PGA Golfer
Age / DOB:  (32) / 1/9/1983
Ht / Wt:  6'0" / 172
College: Arizona State University

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Alejandro Cañizares ended a solid week at the Commercial Bank Qatar Masters in Doha by taking solo eighth spot on 14-under 274 after a 3-under-par 36-33=69
The Spaniard had played the first three rounds without a bogey on his card and took his blemish-free streak to 56 after starting birdie-par on Saturday. It finally ended with a four on the par-3 third and six straight pars after that ended any realistic hopes he had of taking the title. Cañizares, who had started the final round just two shots back, threw the shackles off with birdies at 10, 12 and 14 and circled another at 18 to offset a bogey at 17. His stats from tee to green were modest all week but Cañizares built his success on a red-hot short game which showed him 21-for-23 in scrambling. His previous best finish in five visits to Qatar had been T54. Jan 24 - 10:20 AM

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Alejandro Cañizares has now played 54 holes without a bogey at the Commerical Bank Qatar Masters and will eye a crack at the title in Saturday's final round.

A 4-under-par 34-34=68 moved the Spaniard to 11-under 205 on Friday and that puts him just two behind co-leaders Marc Warren, Branden Grace, Emiliano Grillo and Bernd Wiesberger. A razor-sharp short game has kept the bogeys at bay and the stats show that Cañizares is 15-for-15 in scrambling so far. The two-time European Tour winner continues to find birdies fairly elusive and carded just two in his opening 15 holes today. But he added to those par breakers at four and nine with a late pair at 16 and 17 to keep him on the heels of the leaders.
Jan 23 - 9:26 AM

Alejandro Cañizares kept a bogey off his card for the second day running at the Commercial Bank Qatar Masters and is just two off the lead a result.

Birdies at nine and 12 along with 16 pars added up to a 2-under-par 35-35=70 for the Spaniard and he's now at 7-under 137 at halfway. The in-form 32-year-old was T12 in Abu Dhabi last week and appears to have found a real groove. In fact, he's made just one bogey in his last 65 holes on the European Tour. The son of former Ryder Cup player José Maria Cañizares was T5 in this event last year but, despite the lack of errors, will likely need to step up the birdie count on the weekend to push for the title.
Jan 22 - 8:21 AM

Alejandro Cañizares was faultless in a 5-under-par 33-34=67 on the opening morning of the Commercial Bank Qatar Masters.

Building on a closing 66 and T12 in Dubai last week, the Spaniard hit the ground running with birdies at the first and third. He was steady after that with a run of 11 pars and a single birdie at the ninth before he added two more splashes of red at 16 and 18 to cap an excellent day. Last season's Trophée Hassan II winner is now in good position to match or better the T5 finish he posted in Qatar 12 months ago.
Jan 21 - 5:53 AM

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.
Sun, Mar 16, 2014 01:00:00 PM

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