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Ricardo Santos (born 7 September 1982) is a Portuguese professional golfer.

Ricardo Santos
Ricardo Santos 2011 Telenet Trophy.JPG
Personal information
Born (1982-09-07) 7 September 1982 (age 36)
Faro, Portugal
Height1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Nationality Portugal
ResidenceVilamoura, Portugal
SpouseRita
ChildrenVictoria (b. 2009)
Career
Turned professional2006
Current tour(s)Challenge Tour
Former tour(s)European Tour
Professional wins4
Number of wins by tour
European Tour1
Challenge Tour2
Other2
Achievements and awards
Sir Henry Cotton
Rookie of the Year
2012

Santos was born in Faro, Portugal. He turned professional in 2006.

From 2007, Santos has played regularly on the Challenge Tour, where his best season-end ranking in the money list has been 50th in 2008.[1] In 2007, he was given an invite to the Madeira Islands Open on the European Tour, and led after the first round.[2] He began his 2011 season well, making nine of his first ten cuts, including seven top-15 finishes. He then recorded his first Challenge Tour victory at The Princess, which took him to the top of the tour rankings.[3] He is the first Portuguese-born golfer to win at this level, as José-Filipe Lima and Daniel Silva, despite representing Portugal, were born in France and South Africa respectively. In 2012, he bettered this feat by winning on the European Tour for the first time, on home soil at the Madeira Islands Open. He was named the European Tour's 2012 Sir Henry Cotton Rookie of the Year.

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Professional wins (4)Edit

European Tour wins (1)Edit

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
victory
Runner-up
1 13 May 2012 Madeira Islands Open
(co-sanctioned with the Challenge Tour)
–22 (68-67-68-63=266) 4 strokes   Magnus A. Carlsson

Challenge Tour wins (2)Edit

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
victory
Runner-up
1 3 Jul 2011 The Princess –16 (73-68-65-66=272) 3 strokes   Daniel Brooks
2 13 May 2012 Madeira Islands Open
(co-sanctioned with the European Tour)
–22 (68-67-68-63=266) 4 strokes   Magnus A. Carlsson

Other wins (2)Edit

  • 2010 Pestana Sives IGT Challenge
  • 2011 Pestana Alto TGC Championships

Team appearancesEdit

Amateur

Professional

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

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