Height: 6 ft 3″
Date of birth: 13th June, 1991
Turned pro: 2012
Residence: Lisbon, Portugal
Manager: Rory Flanagan
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). He decided to turn professional in 2012.
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.
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 successfully secured a Challenge Tour category for the 2018 season.
Pedro’s maiden Challenge Tour victory came at the 2018 KPMG Trophy, where a 25-foot putt in a three-way play-off, was enough to grant him the title.
He went on to have some other highlights during the season, including a tied 3rd place finish at the SSE Scottish Hydro Challenge and tied 8th finishes at both the Open de Portugal and the Euram Bank Open.
At the Ras Al Khaimah Grand Final in November 2018, Pedro finished in a tie for 13th spot, having held a crucial 13 foot putt on the last to secure his European Tour card for the 2019 season.
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Pedro is a football fanatic and is a huge fan of Benfica. Pedro regularly attends Benfica’s home games.