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The Best Italian Golfers 

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Updated July 23, 2018 499 votes 281 voters 17.7k views 19 items

Have you ever wondered how many famous golfers are from Italy? There is no lack of skill in the country, as we demonstrate on this ranked list of the best Italian golfers. The poll below contains both famous men and women golfers from Italy, most of which are professional players. Vote up who you believe to be the top golfers from Italy, and even add any up and coming players to the list if they aren't already here.

One good Italian golfer is Matteo Manassero. At only 22 years of age, he is the youngest golfer to win a European Golf event. When Manassero was just 16 he finished 13th at Open Championship. Another great golfer from Italy is Francesco Molinari, who has won three tournaments on the European Tour, but most notably won the British Open in 2018.

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Francesco Molinari is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Italian Golfers
Francesco Molinari (born 8 November 1982) is an Italian professional golfer. He won the 2018 Open Championship, his first and only major victory, and the first major won by an Italian ...more
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Matteo Manassero is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Italian Golfers
Matteo Manassero
Matteo Manassero (born 19 April 1993) is an Italian professional golfer who plays on the European Tour. He is the youngest golfer to win a European Tour event.
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Costantino Rocca is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Italian Golfers
Costantino Rocca
Costantino Rocca (born 4 December 1956) is an Italian golfer. He was long known as the most successful male golfer that Italy has produced, until the 2018 success of Francesco Molinari, who ...more
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Mark Calcavecchia is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Italian Golfers
Mark Calcavecchia
Mark John Calcavecchia (born June 12, 1960) is an American professional golfer and a former PGA Tour member. During his professional career, he won 13 PGA Tour events, including the 1989 Open ...more
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Edoardo Molinari is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Italian Golfers
Edoardo Molinari
Edoardo Molinari (born 11 February 1981) is an Italian professional golfer who plays on the European Tour, where he is a three-time winner. He was also the 2005 U.S. Amateur champion, 2009 ...more
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Federico Colombo is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Italian Golfers
Federico Colombo
Federico Colombo is an Italian professional golfer who plays on the European Tour.
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Sophie Sandolo is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Italian Golfers
Sophie Sandolo
Sophie Sandolo (born 20 July 1976) is an Italian professional golfer who plays on the Ladies European Tour.
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Silvia Cavalleri is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Italian Golfers
Silvia Cavalleri
Silvia Cavalleri (born 10 October 1972) is an Italian professional golfer who plays on the U.S.-based LPGA Tour and Ladies European Tour. She was the first Italian to win a tournament on the ...more
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Massimo Scarpa is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Italian Golfers
Massimo Scarpa
Massimo Scarpa (born 5 June 1970) is an Italian professional golfer. Scarpa was born in Venice and turned professional at the end of 1992 having won the European Amateur. He played on the ...more
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Massimo Mannelli is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Italian Golfers
Massimo Mannelli
Massimo Mannelli (born 9 April 1956) is an Italian professional golfer. He played regularly on the European Tour from the late 1970s to the early 1990s and finished a career high 40th on the ...more
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Emanuele Canonica is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Italian Golfers
Emanuele Canonica
Emanuele Canonica (born 7 January 1971) is an Italian professional golfer. Canonica was born at Moncalieri in the province of Turin in the Piedmont region. He won the Italian National Juniors ...more
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Baldovino Dassù ... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Italian Golfers
Baldovino Dassù
Baldovino Dassù (born 3 November 1952) is an Italian golfer. Dassù won the 1970 British Youths Open Amateur Championship and played for Italy in that year's Eisenhower Trophy. He ...more
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Veronica Zorzi is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Italian Golfers
Veronica Zorzi (born 20 October 1980) is an Italian professional golfer. Zorzi was born in Verona. She turned professional in 2000 and joined the Ladies European Tour (LET) in 2001. She won her ...more
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Michele Reale is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Italian Golfers
Michele Reale
Michele Reale (born 14 June 1971) is an Italian professional golfer. Reale was born in Biella, Piedmont. Having won the Italian Under 20 Championship as an amateur in 1991, he turned ...more
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Andrea Pavan is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Italian Golfers
Andrea Pavan
Andrea Pavan is an Italian professional golfer who plays on the European Tour.
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Lorenzo Gagli is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Italian Golfers
Lorenzo Gagli
Lorenzo Gagli is an Italian professional golfer. Gagli was born in Florence, Italy. He turned professional in 2006.
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Giuseppe Calì is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Italian Golfers
Giuseppe Calì
Giuseppe Calì (born 28 September 1952) is an Italian professional golfer. Calì was born in Mirano. He turned professional in 1971 and has won twelve professional tournaments in his ...more
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Stefania Croce is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Italian Golfers
Stefania Croce
Stefania Croce (born 17 May 1970) is an Italian professional golfer, who plays on the Ladies European Tour (LET), and is a former member of the LPGA Tour. Croce qualified for the LPGA Tour on ...more
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Alessandro Tadini is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Italian Golfers
Alessandro Tadini
Alessandro Tadini (born 30 November 1973) is an Italian professional golfer. Tadini was born in Borgomanero and turned professional in 1994. He qualified for the European Tour for 2003 after his ...more