On the eve of returning to defend his Castello Masters title in Spain, Matteo Manassero reflects on the victory that changed everything for him.
Manassero’s potential was already apparent to the golfing world when he won the 2010 Sir Henry Cooper Rookie of the Year. This was combined with winning the British Amateur Championship and claiming the silver Medal at The Open Championship in 2009.
The 18 year-old won last year’s Castello Masters with a four shot lead over Spain’s Ignacio Garrido and pocketed a cheque for just over €330,000.
The way Manassero won his maiden tour trophy impressed everyone in the
world of golf and it’s no shock that he currently lies 20th in the Race
Manassero said: “Last year was very special for me because it was my first victory. Everything has changed. It would be great if I can win again in Castellón. Winning again is always a dream, I’ve got experience now.”