Romain Wattel

Romain Wattel (born 10 January 1991) is a French professional golfer.

Romain Wattel
Abu Dhabi Championship 2018.jpg
Wattel at the 2018 Abu Dhabi Championship
Personal information
Full nameRomain Wattel
Born (1991-01-10) 10 January 1991 (age 29)
Montpellier, France
Height1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Weight73 kg (161 lb; 11.5 st)
Nationality France
Career
Turned professional2010
Current tour(s)European Tour
Professional wins2
Highest ranking94 (29 March 2015)[1]
(as of 28 June 2020)
Number of wins by tour
European Tour1
Challenge Tour1
Best results in major championships
Masters TournamentDNP
PGA ChampionshipDNP
U.S. Open63rd: 2016
The Open ChampionshipCUT: 2015

In September 2010, Wattel became just the fifth amateur to win on the European Challenge Tour, when he captured the Allianz EurOpen Strasbourg. It was the second win by an amateur during the 2010 season following Andreas Hartø two weeks previously.[2][3]

Wattel turned professional in November 2010. He established himself on the European Tour, with best performances of second at the 2012 Omega European Masters and the 2015 Trophée Hassan II.

Wattel finished 28th in the 2014 Race to Dubai. This gave him entry to the 2015 Open Championship where he missed the cut. He qualified for the 2016 U.S. Open, via sectional qualifying in May, and finished 63rd. In September 2017 he had his first win on the European Tour, winning the KLM Open by a stroke from Austin Connelly.

Amateur winsEdit

Professional wins (2)Edit

European Tour wins (1)Edit

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
victory
Runner-up
1 17 Sep 2017 KLM Open −15 (69-67-64-69=269) 1 stroke   Austin Connelly

Challenge Tour wins (1)Edit

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
victory
Runners-up
1 5 Sep 2010 Allianz EurOpen Strasbourg
(as an amateur)
−17 (67-69-68-67=271) 3 strokes   Ryan Blaum,   Lorenzo Gagli,
  Steven Tiley

Results in major championshipsEdit

Tournament 2015 2016
Masters Tournament
U.S. Open 63
The Open Championship CUT
PGA Championship
  Did not play

CUT = missed the halfway cut
"T" = tied

Team appearancesEdit

Amateur

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Week 13 2015 Ending 29 Mar 2015" (pdf). OWGR. Retrieved 29 October 2019.
  2. ^ Todd, Steve (6 September 2010). "Romain Wattel adds to Scottish win by landing Challenge Tour title". The Scotsman. Retrieved 8 September 2010.
  3. ^ "Wattel becomes second amateur winner in 2010 on Challenge Tour". Seattle Post-Intelligencer. The Sports Network. 5 September 2010. Retrieved 8 September 2010.[dead link]

External linksEdit