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
Senior Staff Writer

Elliott Heath is our Senior Staff Writer and has been with Golf Monthly since early 2016. He graduated in Sports Journalism in 2016 and currently manages the Golf Monthly news, courses and travel sections as well as our large Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages. Elliott has interviewed some huge names in the golf world including Sergio Garcia, Thomas Bjorn, Bernd Wiesberger and Scotty Cameron as well as a number of professionals on the DP World and PGA Tours. He has also covered the 2022 Masters from Augusta National as well as three Open Championships including at Carnoustie in 2018 when he was inside the ropes with Tiger Woods. He has played 31 of our Top 100 golf courses, with his favourites being both Sunningdales, Woodhall Spa, Old Head and Alwoodley. He currently plays at West Byfleet Golf Club in Surrey, where his handicap index floats anywhere between 4-6. His golfing highlight is making albatross on the 9th hole on the Hotchkin Course at Woodhall Spa, and he has made one hole-in-one.

Elliott is currently playing:

Driver: Honma TR20

3 wood: TaylorMade SIM2 Max

2 iron: Mizuno MP-18 MMC Fli-Hi

Irons: Mizuno MP5 4-PW

Wedges: Cleveland RTX ZipCore 50, 54, 58

Putter: Odyssey White Hot OG #5

Ball: Titleist Pro V1x