Ahem. What was I saying yesterday about this younger generation taking over?
“Matteo Manassero, still only 18 years old, equalled the Aloha course record with an eight under par 64 as the Open de Andalucía Costa del Sol began. The Italian had nine birdies and a bogey to open up an early three stroke lead over South African Open champion Hennie Otto and home player Eduardo de la Riva. England’s Robert Rock, conqueror of Tiger Woods in Abu Dhabi in January, and tournament host Miguel Angel Jiménez were two strokes further back.”
Mike Weir, who lost his PGA Tour card last year, finished Thursday’s opening round with a 2-under 70.