Alessandro comes from a golfing family and enjoyed an impressive amateur career in Italy. He started playing golf as a six year old under the supervision of his father who was an Italian International for seven years. He won the Italian Amateur Stroke Play Championship in 1994 before finally earning his European Tour card in 2002 on his sixth attempt at the Qualifying School.
Alessandro failed to secure a top-10 during his rookie season on the European Tour and as a result returned to the Challenge Tour for the 2004 season. This worked out well as Alessandro gained his first professional win at the Costa Rica Open. He added a pair of runner up finishes and a 4th place to this and finished second on the Challenge Tour Rankings to earn his card for the 2005 season. He built on this by retaining his European Tour credentials in each of the following two years.
Alessandro led the 2005 Celtic Manor Wales Open after 36 and 54 holes before finishing joint fifth, and impressed on home soil in tying for eighth spot at the 2006 Telecom Italia Open. Lost his European Tour playing privileges in 2007, but bounced straight back the following year after a successful season on the Challenge Tour which yielded his second victory at the Oceânico Group Pro-Am Challenge.
Alessandro is struggling in 2009 - his best finish to date is a tie for 25 at the BMW Italian Open.
Alessandro Tadini Club History
Below is a selection of clubs used by Alessandro Tadini throughout his career
Alessandro Tadini Tournament History
2007 Alfred Dunhill Links Championship
4-7 October - Alfred Dunhill Links Championship - St Andrews (Old Course), Carnoustie and Kingsbarns.
Battling Nick Dougherty shoots 71 to hold on for a famous victory. Irish youngster Rory McIlroy hit a sparkling 68 to finish third. Aussie student Robert Coe & Scott Strange win Team Championship.
In Alessandro Tadini's bag...A 73 in the final round took the shine off what was shaping up to be a solid week for the Italian. This closing round relegated him into a tie for 45th in the overall rankings. Earlier rounds of 69, 72 and a 68 in the third set a nice platform from which the Italian could attack from. Well this is an exciting mix of golf clubs. Eight models of 5 club types are represented here. The first of which is a Ping G5 drier. We then switch to the G10 model from Ping for his fairway wood. His hybrid is different again - a Ping Rapture. Allesandro was carrying 2 different iron models this week. They were both from Ping - the Ping Rapture and the Ping i5. We can also see a Ping Tour W wedge and a Cleveland 588 too. Finally we can see a Ping G5i putter.
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