A big future lies ahead for the young Frenchman, who posted eight top ten finishes in 2014, to eventually finish in a career-high 28th place in The Race to Dubai standings. Led going into the final day of the KLM Open thanks to three superb rounds and a 14 under par total, but fell back after a final round 75. Still, it was a season to remember for Wattel, who finished 84th in a largely unspectacular 2013 season. After a successful rookie campaign in 2011, continued to show his potential in 2012 by taking 51st place in The Race to Dubai, thanks largely to a fine fortnight in late summer, when he was tied third in the Johnnie Walker Championship at Gleneagles and tied second at the Omega European Masters a week later. Won the Eisenhower Trophy as part of the French team before turning professional and securing his first European Tour card after finishing in a share of ninth place at the 2010 Qualifying School. Became only the fifth amateur to win on the Challenge Tour when he captured the 2010 ALLIANZ European Strasbourg-Golf de la Wantzenau as a 19 year old, finishing three strokes clear of the field. Started playing golf as a ten year old when his parents bought a house near Bussy St Georges Golf Club in Paris. Remains a member there and has been mentored by 2010 US Open runner-up Grégory Havret.