Nacho Elvira

Nacho Elvira played college golf at Texas A&M University where he won one event and was a two-time All-American.

Elvira played on the Challenge Tour in 2012 and 2013, finishing 104th and then 14th. He won his first title in 2013 at The Foshan Open in China.

He returned to the Challenge Tour for 2015, where he won three times to earn an immediate return to the European Tour.

Since 2016 he has played on the European Tour. He lost a playoff at the 2016 Trophée Hassan II to Wang Jeung-hun. In 2019, he lost in another sudden death playoff to Scott Hend at the Maybank Championship. He had held the 54-hole lead but went to the last hole of regulation play, one stroke behind Hend.

During his approach to the 18th, a clap of thunder occurred during his backswing, resulting in him leaving a 30 foot putt for birdie. Play was then suspended for over an hour, but Elvira came back to sink the lengthy birdie putt to force a playoff. He lost on the first extra hole, when Hend made an up and down from the bunker for birdie.

In July 2021, Elvira beat Justin Harding in a playoff to win the Cazoo Open for his first European Tour victory. He moved to a career best 126th in the Official World Golf Ranking in February 2017.