Jean-Baptiste Gonnet comes from a serious sports background – his father was a professional basketball player while his mother was a professional tennis player. Gonnet almost focused solely on tennis but ultimately decided to dedicate his time to golf. He graduated from the Challenge Tour in 2006 and has played on the European Tour every year since. Jean-Baptiste was born in Cannes, where he still lives. He enjoys playing sports and fishing in his free time and he uses an Odyssey Putter in competition.