15 Things You Didn't Know About Robin Roussel

Get to know French European Tour golfer Robin Roussel

Things You Didn't Know About Robin Roussel
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Get to know French European Tour golfer Robin Roussel

15 Things You Didn't Know About Robin Roussel

1. He was born in Paris, France and lives in Cannes

2. He started playing golf at the age of 13 after initially playing football as a child

3. He grew up playing at Golf Club of Ozoir-la-Ferriere, south east of Paris city centre, where is currently attached to

4. If he wasn't a golfer, his chosen professional would be football

5. He football team is Paris Saint-Germain

6. His dream four ball would include Tiger Woods, Rory McIlroy and Justin Rose

7. His ideal holiday would be skiing in the French Alps

8. He reads a lot whilst travelling to and from events

9. He earned his 2016 Challenge Tour card at the final stage of European Tour Q-School as an amateur in 2015 after a 62 in qualifying

10. He turned pro in 2016 at the age of 22

11. He finished 5th on the Alps Tour Order of Merit in 2017 after recording seven top 10s including two runners-up finishes

12. He won his first pro title on the MENA Tour at the Bahrain Open in March 2019

13. He then went on to win his first Challenge Tour title in June 2019 at the Hauts de France - Pas de Calais Golf Open

14. He earned his 2020 European Tour card after finishing 7th on the Challenge Tour Road to Mallorca rankings

15. He signed with TaylorMade in February 2020

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Elliott Heath
News Editor

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, features, courses and travel sections as well as our large Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages. He covered the 2022 Masters from Augusta National as well as four 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 at West Byfleet Golf Club in Surrey, where his handicap index floats anywhere between 2-5. 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 HL

Irons: Mizuno MP-H4 3-iron, Mizuno MP5 4-PW

Wedges: Cleveland RTX ZipCore 50, 54, 58

Putter: Odyssey White Hot OG #5