27 Oct 2010

New Italian sensation racing against time for China entry

7:24 am on 27 October 2010

The teenage Italian golf sensation Matteo Manassero is in a race against time to get a visa for next week's elite Champions tournament in Shanghai.

The 17-year-old, who's just become the youngest winner in European tour history, has even skipped this week's Andalucia Masters and dashed to Rome to arrange a visa from the China Embassy.

Manassero won the Castellon Masters by four shots last weekend to jump up to 88th in the world rankings, and if he makes it to Shanghai next week, he'll be testing his game against most of the world's best.