ResidenceMuzzano, Switzerland
Date of Birth:09/11/1967
Place of BirthSorengo, Switzerland
Height & Weight6ft 4¼in 12st 4lbs (191cm 78kg)
FamilyWife: Manuela (m. 1994); Children: Simone (1996), Francesco (1997)
InterestsFly fishing, photography, reading, music
Turned Pro1988 (plus 2)
Qualifying School1988, 90, 91, 92, 93, 94*

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Read Gary Player instructional manual at the age of 14 and was inspired to play golf. Four years later voted best junior in Switzerland. Finished fourth in Ebel European Masters in first year on Tour. Six visits to Qualifying School before succeeding. Discovered that he was a diabetic in 1996 and had to use medical exemption in 1997. Advised by one specialist to quit the game but dreamed of playing Tour since 14 and wasn't prepared to give up that dream. Condition now stablised. Best finish in over a decade on Tour came in 1999 where he tied second in The Sarazen World Open at the PGA Golf de Catalunya.

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Challenge Tour Wins2
Wins this season0
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Biggest European Tour Prize:: € 48,630 (1999)


Amateur European Boys Championship 1985 European Amateur Championship 1986, 87, 88 Eisenhower Trophy 1988 Professional Alfred Dunhill Cup 1991 World Cup of Golf 1989, 90, 91, 92, 95, 96, 97, 98

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