ROCCA Costantino

Costantino ROCCA

ITA

Biography

ResidenceBergamo, Italy
Date of Birth:04/12/1956
Place of BirthBergamo, Italy
Height & Weight5' 9" 13st 9lbs (175cm 87kg)
FamilyWife: Antonella (m. 1981); Children: Chiara (1985), Francesco (1991)
InterestsFishing, football
Web SiteWww.roccagolfambition
Turned Pro1981 (4)
Qualifying School1982*, 84*, 85, 86*

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Biography

As Italy's first golfing star, his legacy inspired the success of Matteo Manassero and the Molinari brothers. He started out as a caddie, winning the Italian Caddie Championship in 1978, turning professional in 1981 at the age of 24. Made major strides in his career during the 1990s, finishing as runner-up to John Daly at The 1995 Open Championship and then tied fifth at the 1997 Masters Tournament, starting in the final pairing with Tiger Woods. Was the first Italian to play for Europe in the Ryder Cup, defeating Tiger Woods 4&2 in the Sunday singles to help his side claim victory at Valderrama. Senior Tour Rookie of the Year in 2007.

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European Tour Wins5
Senior Tour Wins2
Wins this season0
Current Rankings
OWGR1937
Biggest European Tour Prize:: € 233,324 (1996)

Teams

PROFESSIONAL Ryder Cup 1993, 95 (winners), 97 (winners) Alfred Dunhill Cup 1986, 87, 89, 91, 92, 96, 99 World Cup 1988, 90, 91, 92, 93, 94, 95, 96, 98, 99 Hennessy Cognac Cup 1984 Europcar Cup 1988

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