Bio: Won the 2012 Barclays Singapore Open.
Became the youngest winner in European Tour history when he captured the Castello Masters Costa Azahar in October 2010 at 17 years and 188 days, smashing the record held by Danny Lee. His four stroke victory â€“ following four rounds in the 60s â€“ earned him the Golfer of the Month award and followed him becoming the second youngest European Tour Member in history after the legendary Seve Ballesteros.
Subsequently named Sir Henry Cotton Rookie of the Year for 2010. Added another title in 2011 at the Maybank Malaysian Open.
After becoming the youngest â€“ and first Italian â€“ winner of the Amateur Championship in June 2009, he went on to become the youngest winner of the Silver Medal awarded to the leading amateur in The Open Championship at Turnberry.
Broke another record in April 2010 when he became the youngest player to make the cut at the Masters Tournament, where he finished in a tie for 36th place in what was the best performance by a European amateur for 73 years.
He is coached by former European Tour Member Alberto Binaghi, who was on his bag at Augusta National.
Alberto Binaghi, who serves as coach of the Italian men's national team and swing coach for the European Tour's Matteo Manassero, helps Stefano Mazzoli and Alice Barbieri to first- and second-place finishes, respectively, in the men's and women's divisions of the Orlando International Amateur.
The 2015 British Amateur Championship men's amateur golf tournament past champions have failed to make it in professional ranks but Marcus Kinhult, Ryan Ruffels and Austin Connelly are among 2015 contestants to seek amateur and professional success.
Rory McIlroy, playing the European Tour's Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship, birdied his first hole of the 2015 season on the way to a 5-under 67. But it was the late-round magic that really turned heads.
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