Caddied at Cordoba, home club of friend Eduardo Romero, until turning professional at age 20. Romero, who lived two blocks away from his young protege, encouraged him to take up game at age 15.
Two sons are excellent golfers. Oldest son, Federico, caddied for him in the final round of the Cordoba Open in Argentina. Started final round eight shots back, shot 60 and won by one stroke. Was also on his dad's bag at the 2011 Masters.
Says he would be a soccer player if not a golfer.
Nicknamed El Pato (The Duck).