Carlos Rodiles

Carlos Rodiles
Personal information
Full name Carlos Jose Rodiles
Born (1975-05-03) 3 May 1975
Málaga, Spain
Height 1.74 m (5 ft 9 in)
Nationality  Spain
Residence Málaga, Spain
Spouse Carmen (m. 2001)
Children Carmen (b. 2005)
Ana Victoria (b. 2008)
College University of Florida
Turned professional 1997
Former tour(s) European Tour
Challenge Tour
Best results in major championships
Masters Tournament DNP
U.S. Open DNP
The Open Championship CUT: 2006
PGA Championship DNP

Carlos Jose Rodiles (born 3 May 1975) is a Spanish professional golfer who currently plays on the European Tour.

Early life

Rodiles was born in Málaga, Spain.

College career

He attended the University of Florida in Gainesville, Florida, United States, where he played for coach Buddy Alexander's Florida Gators men's golf team in National Collegiate Athletics Association (NCAA) competition in 1996 and 1997.[1] As a Gators golfer, Rodiles was a member of the team that was the Southeastern Conference (SEC) runner-up and finished sixth in the NCAA tournament in 1996.[1] He graduated from the University of Florida with a bachelor's degree in finance in 1998.

Professional career

Rodiles turning professional in 1997. He first qualified for the European Tour at the 1998 qualifying school. He finished 160th on the Order of Merit in his rookie season, and dropped down to the second tier Challenge Tour for the following season. He regained his European Tour card by finishing third on the Challenge Tour Rankings in 2000, when he had three runner-up finishes. He managed to maintain his playing status on the elite tour until the end of 2005 through his position on the Order of Merit. He relied on invitations in 2006, before regaining his card when he returned to, and was medalist at the European Tour Qualifying School final stage in 2006.[2] However having dropped outside the top 120 on the money list again in 2008, and having failed to come though final qualifying, Rodiles was again playing on the Challenge Tour in 2009.

Rodiles' best year to date has been 2003, when he ended the season in 24th place on the European Tour Order of Merit after losing out in a playoff to Fredrik Jacobson at the season ending Volvo Masters Andalucia.[2]

Amateur wins

Results in major championships

Tournament 2006
The Masters DNP
U.S. Open DNP
The Open Championship CUT
PGA Championship DNP

DNP = Did not play
CUT = missed the half-way cut
"T" = tied
Green background for wins. Yellow background for top-10.

See also


  1. 1 2 Florida Men's Golf 2011 Media Supplement Archived April 2, 2012, at the Wayback Machine., University Athletic Association, Gainesville, Florida, pp. 34, 35, 39, 41 (2010). Retrieved 14 July 2011.
  2. 1 2 Kidd, Patrick (13 November 2006). "Inspired Rodiles sets sights on a return to the good life". London: The Times. Retrieved 1 August 2009.
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