GULLANE, Scotland —
Asked when he planned to buy a Ferrari, the 20-year-old said he’s only had his license briefly and that Italian law limits the size of the engine in the cars he’s allowed to drive for the first year.
“How small? Like a bike?”
“I actually don’t know that,” Manassero replied.
He did have plenty to say, however, about whether to be surprised by the accomplishment of youngsters like himself, Spieth and 14-year-old Chinese sensation Guan Tianlang.
“When you make the cut and play like he did, that shows so much. ... He’s not that age, you know what I mean?” Manassero said. “He was 14, but he didn’t act for sure like a 14-year-old.”
“How old do you feel?”
“I feel 20. ... We show a very mature side of us because we’re here working,” Manassero said. “And so probably for that reason, we look a little older.”
“How old does Tiger look?”
“His age,” Manassero said diplomatically.