Height – 6 ft 3″
Date of birth – 13th June 1991
Turned pro – 2012
Family – Single
Residence – Lisbon, Portugal
Figgy, as he is known among the golfing community, made history as one of the best Portuguese amateur golfers of all time. He won the National Championship (twice), the Portuguese Golf Federation Cup, the National Rankings and the Player of the year award. Internationally, he won both the Portuguese and the Irish Amateur Opens, as well as three individual college golf tournaments as a UCLA player.
His main victory were, nevertheless, the British Boys Championship, as it put his name amongst the best amateur golfers in the world. Moreover, he was also selected to play in three European Junior teams (Junior Ryder Cup and Jacques L’Église Trophy).
As a senior, Pedro’s final year for UCLA culminated in attending the NCAA Division 1 finals in Atlanta, and, he also represented Europe at the Palmer Cup in Wilmington, Delaware.
Late in 2016, Pedro found the form that he is capable of and claimed victory at the Pinheiros Altos Classic II on the Algarve Pro Tour. A couple of weeks later Pedro claimed his second victory of the season, by winning the Grand Final Gambito Golf on the Spanish Circuit. He became the first Portuguese player to win on this circuit and could not have claimed a bigger title. Pedro shot a fantastic 66 on the final day (6 under) to claim victory.
“I played quite well today. In the first two days I also played very similarly, but today I ended up with some 3 putts. I was very consistent throughout the tournament, I think I only made 3 bogeys in three days, which is pretty good. This course has six holes of Par-5, four of them quite short and I got to take advantage of those holes. Today was a windy day, it was not easy, but I tend to get along with the wind and I felt comfortable, “said Pedro, delighted with his win.
The 2017 season on the Algarve Pro Tour started brightly for Pedro with wins at the Pinheiros Altos Classic and the Palmers Classic II. He finished the season ranked 4th place in the overall rankings and has successfully secured a Challenge Tour category for the 2018 season.
DID YOU KNOW?
Pedro is a football fanatic and is a huge fan of Benfica. Pedro regularly attends Benfica’s home games.