Fabrizio Zanotti

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Fabrizio Zanotti
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Personal information
Full nameFabrizio Zanotti
Born (1983-05-21) 21 May 1983 (age 36)
Asunción, Paraguay
Height1.69 m (5 ft 7 in)
Weight70 kg (154 lb; 11 st 0 lb)
Nationality Paraguay
ResidenceAsunción, Paraguay
Career
Turned professional2003
Current tour(s)European Tour
Professional wins6
Number of wins by tour
European Tour2
Challenge Tour1
Other3
Best results in major championships
Masters TournamentDNP
PGA ChampionshipT46: 2014
U.S. OpenDNP
The Open ChampionshipCUT: 2017, 2018
Achievements and awards
Tour de las Americas
Order of Merit winner
2006
Medal record
Representing  Paraguay
Pan American Games
Gold medal – first place 2019 Lima Individual
Silver medal – second place 2019 Lima Mixed team

Fabrizio Zanotti (born 21 May 1983) is a Paraguayan professional golfer who plays on the European Tour.

Zanotti was born in Asunción. He was Paraguay's top ranked amateur golfer for six straight years before turning professional in 2003.

In 2006 Zanotti won the Tour de las Americas Order of Merit with victory at the final event of the season, the Abierto Mexicano Corona. The tournament was also the second event on the 2007 Challenge Tour schedule, and the win enabled him to join the tour for the remainder of the season. He ended the season in 11th place on the Challenge Tour Rankings to graduate to the top level European Tour for 2008.

In his rookie season on the European Tour, Zanotti finished 153rd on the Order of Merit to lose his place on the tour. However he regained his card for 2009 by finishing 16th at the end of season qualifying school. He has kept his card since, with a best finish of 63rd on the Race to Dubai in 2009.

Zanotti won his first European Tour event at the 2014 BMW International Open. The win made Zanotti the first Paraguayan to win on the European Tour. Also, he finished third at the Madeira Islands Open - Portugal - BPI, fifth at the Lyoness Open, ninth at the Alstom Open de France and tenth at the BMW Masters. In 2015, he finished second at the British Masters, third at the Open d'Italia, fourth at the KLM Open and seventh at the Nordea Masters.

His second European Tour win came at the Maybank Championship in February 2017. He scored a final round 63, including a birdie-eagle finish, to beat David Lipsky by a stroke.[1] Zanotti had begun the final round six shots off the lead, but a birdie on the 71st hole sent him to the top of the leaderboard for the first time all week. The win moved Zanotti back inside the top 100 in the world rankings.

At the 2019 Pan American Games, Zanotti won the gold medal in the men's individual competition and the silver medal in the mixed team competition.[2][3]

Professional wins (6)[edit]

European Tour wins (2)[edit]

Fabrizio Zanotti
No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
victory
Runner(s)-up
1 29 Jun 2014 BMW International Open −19 (72-67-65-65=269) Playoff Spain Rafael Cabrera-Bello, France Grégory Havret,
Sweden Henrik Stenson
2 12 Feb 2017 Maybank Championship −19 (70-69-67-63=269) 1 stroke United States David Lipsky

European Tour playoff record (1–0)

No. Year Tournament Opponents Result
1 2014 BMW International Open Spain Rafael Cabrera-Bello, France Grégory Havret,
Sweden Henrik Stenson
Won with par on fifth extra hole
Cabrera-Bello eliminated by par on fourth hole
Havret eliminated by birdie on second hole

Challenge Tour wins (1)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
victory
Runner-up
1 10 Dec 2006
(2007 season)
Mexican Open (Abierto Mexicano Corona)
(co-sanctioned by Tour de las Américas)
−9 (74–67–69–65=275) 1 stroke Mexico Daniel de Leon

Tour de las Américas wins (2)[edit]

Other wins (1)[edit]

  • 2015 Abierto de Paraguay

Results in major championships[edit]

Tournament 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Masters Tournament
U.S. Open
The Open Championship CUT CUT
PGA Championship T46 CUT
  Did not play

CUT = missed the half-way cut
"T" indicates a tie for a place

Results in World Golf Championships[edit]

Tournament 2014 2015 2016 2017
Mexico Championship T12
Match Play
Bridgestone Invitational T26 T50
HSBC Champions T50
  Did not play

"T" = Tied

Team appearances[edit]

Amateur

Professional

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Big finish hands Zanotti victory in Malaysia". PGA European Tour. 12 February 2017.
  2. ^ "Zanotti makes history with Pan American Games gold". European Tour. 12 August 2019.
  3. ^ "Playoffs Determine Lima Golf Medalists". AroundTheRings.com. 11 August 2019.

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