Manuel Pinero turned professional in 1968 and established himself on the European Tour in the early 1970s. He won nine titles on the Tour, the most prestigious of them the 1977 British PGA Championship. He featured in the top ten on the European Tour Order of Merit five times, including back to back fourth places in 1976 and 1977.
Piñero competed for Europe in two Ryder Cups. In 1981 and 1985 where he captured the scalps of two tough competitors in Lanny Wadkins and Jerry Pate.
Although not being one of the longest on tour Pinero was able to keep-up with his competitors. The significance of this is that Pinero was only 5 foot seven inches tall and 150 pounds weight. The high-speed swing study shows a beautiful flowing swing with one unusual mannerism, extreme head-rotation on the backswing. It had no adverse effect on his overall movement, and may have even provided him with some extra leverage.