Height: 5 ft. 11 in
Weight: 164 lbs
Turned Pro: 2010
Birthplace: Negrar, Italy
Manassero had a very successful amateur career. He was the youngest player to ever win the British Amateur Championship in 2009 at the age of sixteen years old. He was low amateur at the British Open in 2009, finishing in a tie for 13th place. He was the number one amateur in the world before turning pro in 2010. Manassero became the youngest winner on the European Tour when he won the Castelló Masters Costa Azahar in 2010. He won by an emphatic four strokes and secured a two year exemption as a result. He would end his rookie season 31st on the money list after playing only 19 events.
He won again the following season at the Maybank Malaysian Open by one stroke from Grégory Bourdy. This win put Manassero 2nd on the youngest winner on the Tour, behind himself. He would have a further three top 10s that season and ended the year 31st on the money list once again. He defeated Louis Oosthuizen after a three hole play-off at the Barclays Singapore Open in 2012. He finished runner-up at the Open de Andalucía Costa del Sol and would finish 13th on the money list.
The biggest win in Manassero’s career to date came in 2013. He captured the BMW PGA Championship which is the European Tour’s flagship event. He shot a closing round of 69 to force himself into a three man play-off with Marc Warren and Simon Khan. Manassero beat Khan on the fourth play-off hole to capture the title. He was the youngest ever winner of the event and it brought him into the top 30 of the world rankings for the first time. He would end the year a career best 11th on the money list. He had a poor season in 2014 by his standard, only registering two top 10s and ending the year 60th on the money list.