Ricardo Santos (golfer)

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Ricardo Santos
— Golfer —
Ricardo Santos 2011 Telenet Trophy.JPG
Personal information
Born (1982-09-07) 7 September 1982 (age 31)
Faro, Portugal
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Nationality  Portugal
Residence Vilamoura, Portugal
Spouse Rita
Children Victoria (b. 2009)
Career
Turned professional 2006
Current tour(s) European Tour
Former tour(s) Challenge Tour
Professional wins 4
Number of wins by tour
European Tour 1
Challenge Tour 2
Other 2
Achievements and awards
Sir Henry Cotton
Rookie of the Year
2012

Ricardo Santos (born 7 September 1982) is a Portuguese professional golfer.

Santos was born in Faro, Portugal. He turned professional in 2006.

From 2007, Santos has played regularly on the Challenge Tour, where his best season-end ranking in the money list has been 50th in 2008.[1] In 2007, he was given an invite to the Madeira Islands Open on the European Tour, and led after the first round.[2] He began his 2011 season well, making nine of his first ten cuts, including seven top-15 finishes. He then recorded his first Challenge Tour victory at The Princess, which took him to the top of the tour rankings.[3] He is the first Portuguese-born golfer to win at this level, as José-Filipe Lima and Daniel Silva, despite representing Portugal, were born in France and South Africa respectively. In 2012, he bettered this feat by winning on the European Tour for the first time, on home soil at the Madeira Islands Open. He was named the European Tour's 2012 Sir Henry Cotton Rookie of the Year.

Professional wins (4)[edit]

European Tour wins (1)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
victory
Runner-up
1 13 May 2012 Madeira Islands Open
(co-sanctioned with the Challenge Tour)
–22 (68-67-68-63=266) 4 strokes Sweden Magnus A. Carlsson

Challenge Tour wins (2)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
victory
Runner-up
1 3 Jul 2011 The Princess –16 (73-68-65-66=272) 3 strokes England Daniel Brooks
2 13 May 2012 Madeira Islands Open
(co-sanctioned with the European Tour)
–22 (68-67-68-63=266) 4 strokes Sweden Magnus A. Carlsson

Other wins (2)[edit]

  • 2010 Pestana Sives IGT Challenge
  • 2011 Pestana Alto TGC Championships

Team appearances[edit]

Amateur

Professional

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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