Won the biggest title of his career in the BMW PGA Championship, the flagship event of The European Tour, in May 2013. Posted an impressive 69 in the final round to tie with Simon Khan and Marc Warren, and after Warren was knocked out at the first extra hole, finally saw off Khan at the fourth time of asking. Incredibly that was his fourth European Tour victory by the tender age of 20. His win at Wentworth helped the Italian finish in a career-high 11th in the 2013 Race To Dubai standings. Couldn’t quite replicate that form in 2014, but still managed to qualify for the DP World Tour Championship, Dubai, after finishing the season 60th in the standings.
In 2012 he became the first teenager to win three European Tour events when he sealed victory at the Barclays Singapore Open. Finished 2012 13th in The Race to Dubai. Is also the youngest winner in European Tour history thanks to his victory in the 2010 Castelló Masters at 17 years and 188 days, and added a second win in the Maybank Malaysian Open in March 2011. After becoming the youngest – and first Italian – winner of the Amateur Championship in June 2009, he went on to become the youngest winner of the Silver Medal awarded to the leading amateur in The Open Championship at Turnberry. Broke another record in April 2010 when he became the youngest player to make the cut at the Masters Tournament, where he finished in a tie for 36th place in what was the best performance by a European amateur for 73 years. He is coached by former European Tour Member Alberto Binaghi, who was on his bag at Augusta National. Was the second youngest European Tour Member in history after his idol, the legendary Seve Ballesteros. Subsequently named Sir Henry Cotton Rookie of the Year for 2010.