Matteo Manassero aims for Ryder Cup after winning PGA Championship
Matteo Manassero wants to play in the Ryder Cup after becoming the youngest champion at the BMW PGA Championship.
Last Updated: 27/05/13 7:12am
The 20-year-old held his nerve on Sunday to defeat 2010 winner Simon Khan of England on the fourth play-off hole at Wentworth to secure his fourth European Tour title.
Aged 20 years, 37 days, he made up for letting victory slip at the event two years ago and bettered the previous youngest winner Bernhard Gallacher of Scotland at 20 years, 97 days in 1969.
Manassero, who now qualifies for next month's US Open, said: "I'm feeling amazing about this win. I also feel really proud and honored to have won the flagship event.
"I'm extremely happy because this place has always had a real special feeling to me and I was in contention in 2011, but couldn't do it. That was Luke Donald's time, but I'm so proud to win this year."
Becoming only the second Italian after Costantino Rocca in 1996 to win at Wentworth earned Manassero just over $1m to rise into second place on the Race to Dubai.
"I now have to be obviously looking at the next Ryder Cup and I really want to be there, and that's all I can say," Manassero added.
"I can certainly say to you that I feel good in match play because I've done well at the Accenture Match-Play Championship, and I've played a lot of match play as an amateur."