Matteo Manassero: Youngest Player to Make a Cut in US Masters
Italian Matteo Manassero broke the record for youngest player to make a cut in the US Masters. He is 16.
His record stands at 16 years, 11 months and 22 days old (yes, he’s 10 days shy of turning 17 years old). He is also the youngest athlete to play in the US Masters and the youngest winner of the British Amateur Championship when he ruled it last year.
The previous holder was Bobby Cole who was almost 18 when he made it in 1967.
He scored 71, 76 and 73 in the first three rounds to make the cut. The 5-foot, 11-inch, Verona, Italy resident is the only amateur to survive the cut therefore guaranteeing him for top amateur honors.
Manassero is planning to turn professional by the first week of May when he plays at the Italian Open. Asked about winning the Masters someday, he replied, “I’m dreaming about being the Masters champion… At what age, I don’t mind, actually.”
The teenager, who was introduced to golf at the age of three, also played football during his younger years and is a great fan of AC Milan.