Sergio Garcia moved up to a career-high third in the world on Monday after his first European Tour win since 2005 in the Castellon Masters.
The 28-year-old, hosting the inaugural event at the Club de Campo del Mediterraneo where his father is still the host professional, closed with a four-under 67 to finish three shots ahead of Sweden's Peter Hedblom.
Garcia, who dedicated his win to compatriot Seve Ballesteros, who remains in hospital after a third brain operation, said: "It feels absolutely awesome. It just feels very special and means so much."
He added: "Just getting the tournament here was special for me and my family but to play the way I did and win it is awesome.
"I had so many positive comments throughout the week from everybody and I hope this can be a great tournament for many years to come."
It was a fairytale win for the 28-year-old, who took a four-shot lead into the final round following scores of 66, 65 and 66 and never relinquished top spot on the leaderboard.
Afterwards, he paid tribute to 51-year-old Ballesteros, who remains in intensive care in a Madrid hospital.
"I couldn't help but think of Seve," said Garcia. "I'm sending all my love to him and his family and hope he recovers soon.
"I hope this victory helps him to get a little better."