Renato Paratore

Renato Paratore (born 14 December 1996) is an Italian professional golfer who plays on the European Tour. In June 2017 he won the Nordea Masters.

Renato Paratore
Personal information
Born (1996-12-14) 14 December 1996 (age 23)
Rome, Italy
Height1.91 m (6 ft 3 in)
Weight82 kg (181 lb; 12.9 st)
Nationality Italy
ResidenceRome, Italy
Career
Turned professional2014
Current tour(s)European Tour
Professional wins2
Number of wins by tour
European Tour1
Other1
Best results in major championships
Masters TournamentDNP
PGA ChampionshipDNP
U.S. OpenCUT: 2019
The Open ChampionshipDNP
Medal record
Representing  Italy
Youth Olympic Games
Gold medal – first place 2014 Nanjing Boys' individual
Bronze medal – third place 2014 Nanjing Mixed team

Amateur careerEdit

As an amateur, Paratore had his breakthrough reaching the quarterfinals of the 2013 Amateur Championship at Royal Cinque Ports. Between 2013 and 2014 he won the Junior Orange Bowl in Miami, the Portuguese Amateur Championship, the Trofeo International Umberto Agnelli, the Italian Amateur Stroke Play Championship and the Men's Individual Gold at Youth Olympics. He played in the Junior Ryder Cup twice.[1]

In November 2014, at 17 years of age (the youngest man in the field at European Tour Qualifying School), Paratore obtained his European Tour card.

Professional careerEdit

Paratore made his European Tour debut in December 2014 at the Alfred Dunhill Championship in Malelane, South Africa, where he finished tied for the 26th place.[2] After a positive start of the season, where he made 7 consecutive cuts, he struggled to get more positive results. In July 2015 at the Open de France, he became the first player in European Tour history to score a four on every hole.[3] He obtained the best result of his first season at the end of August with a 5th place at the D+D Real Czech Masters. Despite being disqualified in the final event of his season for signing an incorrect score,[4] Paratore managed to finish 109th in the Race to Dubai, just enough to keep his card for 2017. Paratore earned his first European Tour win at the 2017 Nordea Masters.

Amateur winsEdit

Professional wins (2)Edit

European Tour wins (1)Edit

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
victory
Runners-up
1 4 Jun 2017 Nordea Masters −11 (68-72-71-70=281) 1 stroke   Matthew Fitzpatrick,   Chris Wood

European Tour playoff record (0–1)

No. Year Tournament Opponents Result
1 2019 AfrAsia Bank Mauritius Open   Rasmus Højgaard,   Antoine Rozner Højgaard won with eagle on third extra hole
Paratore eliminated by birdie on first hole

Other wins (1)Edit

  • 2014 Italian National Championship[5]

Results in major championshipsEdit

Tournament 2019
Masters Tournament
PGA Championship
U.S. Open CUT
The Open Championship
  Did not play

CUT = missed the halfway cut

Results in World Golf ChampionshipsEdit

Tournament 2017
Championship
Match Play
Invitational T44
Champions
  Did not play

"T" = Tied

Team appearancesEdit

Amateur

Professional

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Renato ready to rumble on professional debut
  2. ^ Alfred Dunhill Championship 2015 Leaderboard
  3. ^ Corrigan, James (3 July 2015). "Renato Paratore enters record books at French Open with a four on every hole". The Daily Telegraph.
  4. ^ "European Tour: What We Learned at the UBS Hong Kong Open". Golf.com. Retrieved 15 October 2016.
  5. ^ "Paratore preparing for the big game hunt at Leopard Creek". PGA European Tour. 8 December 2014. Archived from the original on 8 February 2020. Retrieved 8 February 2020.
  6. ^ Meet the European Junior Ryder Cup team
  7. ^ Junior Ryder Cup 2014 - Team Europe

External linksEdit