14 Things You Didn't Know About Fabrizio Zanotti

Get to know multiple European Tour winner Fabrizio Zanotti a little better...

Things You Didn't Know About Fabrizio Zanotti
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Get to know multiple European Tour winner Fabrizio Zanotti a little better...

14 Things You Didn't Know About Fabrizio Zanotti

1. He was born in Asuncion, the capital city of Paraguay

2. Zanotti started playing golf at the age of two and he used to run behind his father with a small stick and a ball

3. He was the top Paraguayan amateur for six years before turning pro in 2003

4. His maiden pro title came at the 2006 Abierto Mexicano Corona to win the Tour de las Americas Order of Merit. That event was co-sanctioned with the Challenge Tour and helped Zanotti get his card

5. He ended the season 11th in the Challenge Tour Order of Merit to earn his European Tour card

6. He represented Paraguay at the 2007 World Cup

7. His maiden European Tour title came at the 2014 BMW International Open

8. He became the first Paraguayan to win on the European Tour

9. His second European Tour title came at the 2017 Maybank Championship after a final round 63

10. He won gold at the 2019 Pan American Games in the individual tournament and silver in the team event

11. His career-high world ranking is 76th

12. He has won over €6.35m on the European Tour

13. He carried the Paraguayan flag into the stadium at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics Opening Ceremony

14. He qualified for his second Olympic Games at Tokyo 2020 after playing in Rio in 2016

Elliott Heath
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Elliott Heath is our News Editor and has been with Golf Monthly since early 2016 after graduating with a degree in Sports Journalism. He manages the Golf Monthly news team as well as our large Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages. He covered the 2022 Masters from Augusta National as well as five Open Championships on-site including the 150th at St Andrews. His first Open was in 2017 at Royal Birkdale, when he walked inside the ropes with Jordan Spieth during the Texan's memorable Claret Jug triumph. He has played 35 of our Top 100 golf courses, with his favourites being both Sunningdales, Woodhall Spa, Western Gailes, Old Head and Turnberry. He has been obsessed with the sport since the age of 8 and currently plays off of a six handicap. His golfing highlights are making albatross on the 9th hole on the Hotchkin Course at Woodhall Spa, shooting an under-par round, playing in the Aramco Team Series on the Ladies European Tour and making his one and only hole-in-one at the age of 15 - a long time ago now!

Elliott is currently playing:

Driver: Titleist TSR4

3 wood: Titleist TSi2

Hybrids: Titleist 816 H1

Irons: Mizuno MP5 5-PW

Wedges: Cleveland RTX ZipCore 50, 54, 58

Putter: Odyssey White Hot OG #5

Ball: Srixon Z Star XV