|Full name||Pablo Martín Benavides|
|Born||20 April 1986|
|Height||1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)|
|College||Oklahoma State University|
|Current tour(s)||Sunshine Tour|
|Number of wins by tour|
|Best results in major championships|
|U.S. Open||T30: 2007|
|The Open Championship||DNP|
|Achievements and awards|
|Phil Mickelson Award|
Jack Nicklaus Award
Martín was born in Málaga, and attended Oklahoma State University in the United States. He was named the Jack Nicklaus Award winner, the Haskins Award winner in 2006 as the best collegiate golfer in the world. He won the 2005 Porter Cup.
In April 2007, Martín became the first amateur ever to win a European Tour event when he captured the Estoril Open de Portugal title. As an amateur, he had to forfeit the winner's prize money of €208,330, but the win still granted him exemption on the European Tour until the end of 2009. He turned professional in June 2007, and completed the season playing on both the European Tour and the PGA Tour, relying on sponsors' invitations for PGA Tour events.
Martín did not enjoy immediate success on the European Tour after he turned professional, with only a single top ten finish in the 2008 and 2009 seasons but managed to retain his card for the 2010 season by finishing 118th on the 2009 Race to Dubai. However in the first event of the 2010 season, the Alfred Dunhill Championship, he won again to become the first player to win on the European Tour as both an amateur and as a professional. In December 2010, he defended this title winning the 2011 Alfred Dunhill Championship.
After a poor 2012 season, Martin lost full playing rights on the European Tour and did not complete the Qualifying School.
Professional wins (3)Edit
European Tour wins (3)Edit
|No.||Date||Tournament||Winning score||Margin of
|1||1 Apr 2007||Estoril Open de Portugal
(as an amateur)
|−7 (73-70-66-68=277)||1 stroke||Raphaël Jacquelin|
|2||13 Dec 2009
|Alfred Dunhill Championship1||−17 (68-63-71-69=271)||1 stroke||Charl Schwartzel|
|3||12 Dec 2010
|Alfred Dunhill Championship1 (2)||−11 (69-70-68-70=277)||2 strokes|| Anthony Michael, Thorbjørn Olesen,|
1Co-sanctioned by the Sunshine Tour
Results in major championshipsEdit
|The Open Championship|
"T" = tied
Results in World Golf ChampionshipsEdit
DNP = Did not play
QF, R16, R32, R64 = Round in which player lost in match play
"T" = tied
- Eisenhower Trophy (representing Spain): 2002, 2006
- Palmer Cup (representing Europe): 2005, 2006 (winners)
- Bonallack Trophy (representing Europe): 2004
- "Amateur Martin takes historic win". BBC Sport. 1 April 2007. Retrieved 2009-03-31.
- "Pablo Martin wins Alfred Dunhill Championship". BBC Sport. 13 December 2009. Retrieved 2009-12-13.
- "Pablo Martin retains Alfred Dunhill Championship title". BBC Sport. 12 December 2010. Retrieved 2010-12-13.