Set yet another record when, in claiming the 2012 Barclays Singapore Open, he became the first teenager to win three European Tour events. Went up against Louis Oosthuizen in a play-off and won it with an eagle three at the third extra hole. Finished 2012 a career-best 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.