Who is Belen Mozo? 15 Things You Didn't Know About The Solheim Cup Opening Ceremony Host

Get to know talented amateur Belen Mozo better

Belen Mozo hits a fairway wood shot
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Get to know Spanish golfer Belen Mozo better with these facts.

Mozo was a talented amateur player and hosted the 2023 Solheim Cup opening ceremony ahead of the event at Finca Cortesin.

Things You Didn't Know About Belen Mozo

1. She was born in Cadiz, in the south of Spain.

2. She started playing golf at the age of 8.

3. According to the LPGA, Mozo credits her mother as her biggest influence in her golf career.

4. She attended the University of Southern California, where she became a four-time NCAA/All American.

5. Mozo turned professional in 2010.

6. She won the 2006 British Ladies Amateur Championship at Royal County Down, beating now-multiple Major champion Anna Norqvist 3&1 in the final. She became the third Spanish winner of the event, with Carlota Ciganda winning the follow year and Nordqvist getting redemption two years later.

7. She also won the British Girls Amateur Championship to become the first player to win both the Women’s British Amateur and British Girls Amateur since the 1970s.

8. The Spaniard's hobbies include playing tennis, reading books and going to the beach. 

9. She has over 100,000 followers on Instagram.

10. She has career earnings of over $900,000 on the LPGA Tour.

11. Her best result in a Major was T29th at the 2014 Women's British Open.

12. She has five top-10s on the LPGA Tour.

13. She has her own blog where she gives golf, travel, lifestyle and recipe tips.

14. She is with Colombian tennis player Robert Farah. Together they have a child named Enzo as well as three dogs.

15. As well as golf, she is passionate about fitness, nutrition, travel, and beauty/fashion.

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