Manassero: "Us Open, nice to see Molinari again"

For the first time since 2021, there will be three Italians competing in the US Open.

by Andrea Gussoni
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Manassero: "Us Open, nice to see Molinari again"
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For the first time since 2021, there will be three Italians competing in the US Open. From tomorrow until Sunday at Pinehurst, alongside brothers Francesco and Edoardo Molinari, Matteo Manassero will also be competing in the 124th edition of the tournament.

As the number one Italian golfer, the Venetian is on the brink of celebrating qualification for the Paris Olympics. This year, Manassero returned to success on the DP World Tour after almost 11 years since his last victory, thanks to his performance in South Africa at the Jonsson Workwear Open.

Manassero is preparing to play a Major for the first time since 2016. "Golf always has a way of surprising you when you work hard and do things to the best of your ability. I've had a very exciting start to the season. Playing a Major with the Molinari brothers takes me back in time.

It's like a revival, a bit vintage," expressed Manassero's satisfaction. For Francesco Molinari, the US Open represents the last chance to secure a spot at the Games. Currently, the Turinese is the third Italian in the world rankings, behind the Venetian Guido Migliozzi as well.

Matteo Manassero, results

Matteo Manassero is an Italian professional golfer born on April 19, 1993, in Negrar, Veneto, Italy. He burst onto the golfing scene at a young age and quickly gained attention for his exceptional talent and promising future in the sport.

Manassero's amateur career was remarkable, winning numerous prestigious titles, including the British Amateur Championship in 2009, becoming the youngest winner in the tournament's history at the age of 16. He also represented Europe in the Junior Ryder Cup and Junior Solheim Cup before turning professional.

In 2010, at the age of 17, Manassero turned professional and immediately made an impact on the European Tour. He became the youngest winner in European Tour history by winning the Castelló Masters Costa Azahar, breaking the previous record held by Seve Ballesteros.

Throughout his professional career, Manassero has enjoyed success on the European Tour, earning multiple victories and establishing himself as one of Italy's top golfers. However, he has faced challenges and fluctuations in form, including periods of struggle and injury setbacks.

In recent years, Manassero has been working to regain his form and consistency on the golf course. His victory at the Jonsson Workwear Open in 2021 marked a significant milestone, ending a long winless drought and showcasing his resilience and determination.

Off the course, Manassero is known for his dedication to the sport and his affable personality. He has been an ambassador for golf in Italy and has inspired a new generation of Italian golfers with his achievements. As Manassero continues his golfing journey, he remains focused on reaching new heights in the sport and contributing to the growth and development of golf in Italy.

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