Manassero Wins Award
Matteo Manassero has been named The Race to Dubai European Tour Golfer of the Month for May following his “sensational” victory in the BMW PGA Championship – The European Tour’s flagship event – at Wentworth Club, Surrey, England, with which he continued to re-write the record books of golf.
The Race to Dubai European Tour Golfer of the Month Panel, comprising members of the Association of Golf Writers as well as commentators from television and radio, were unanimous in their choice of Manassero despite several outstanding performances in May.
There was Brett Rumford’s back to back wins, Graeme McDowell (Volvo World Match Play Championship) claiming a second title in five weeks; American Peter Uihlein capturing the Madeira Islands Open – Portugal – BPI; and Mikko Ilonen winning the Nordea Masters – in addition to Austrian Bernd Wiesberger and South African James Kingston winning elsewhere in the world.
Manassero, who receives an engraved alms dish and a Jeroboam of Moët & Chandon champagne will now be considered, along with previous winners Chris Wood (January), Darren Fichardt (February), Marcel Siem (March) and Raphaël Jacquelin (April), for The 2013 Race to Dubai European Tour Golfer of the Year Award, and all will be seeking to follow in the footsteps of last year’s winner Rory McIlroy.