Tiger Who? Teen Golfer Matteo Manassero Sets Record at Masters
Italian golfer Matteo Manassero is turning heads. At 16, he's the youngest player to compete in the Masters, but just barely. Matteo will blow out 17 candles on April 19, and the previous record was set in 1952 by Tommy Jacobs, who was 17 years old and two months.
"I always watched and dreamt about the Masters," Matteo says. "I always watched since I was like 4 years old, started to watch when (Nick) Faldo and (Greg) Norman were playing. So I've watched a few Masters. When I came here firstly, that was a really good feeling. I felt very excited and very honored."
Even though his competitors have years more experience, Matteo has already won the British Amateur – making him the youngest golfer to ever do so. If all goes as planned, Matteo will turn pro next year.
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