The Tour Report

    Manassero accepts special temporary membership on PGA TOUR

  • Matteo Manassero, 21, has won four times on the European Tour. (Tom Pennington/Getty Images)Matteo Manassero, 21, has won four times on the European Tour. (Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

Matteo Manassero of Italy has accepted Special Temporary Membership for the remainder of the 2013-14 PGA TOUR season. With his T19 finish at The Open Championship, Manassero earned 51 points for a total of 280 on the season in eight starts, surpassing the total number of FedExCup points of the player who finished No. 150 (278 points) on the 2013 FedExCup points list.

With just three weeks remaining in the PGA TOUR Regular Season, Manassero will attempt to earn his 2014-15 PGA TOUR card through the Non-member Money List or Non-member FedExCup Points List. In addition to his 280 Non-Member FedExCup points, Manassero has earned $559,318. Nick Watney and Charlie Beljan are 124th and 125th in the FedExCup with 403 points apiece.

Manassero, 21, has four European Tour victories, including the 2013 BMW PGA Championship, the tour's flagship event. He also won the 2009 British Amateur championship and was low amateur at the 2009 Open Championship (T13) and 2010 Masters (T36). He is No. 67 in the Official World Golf Ranking.

The PGA TOUR's international roster of members now includes 90 players from 25 different countries.

Date Tournament Finish
11/3/2013 World Golf Championships-HSBC Champions T21
2/23/2014 World Golf Championships-Accenture Match Play Championship T17
3/2/2014 The Honda Classic T12
3/9/2014 World Golf Championships-Cadillac Championship T60
3/16/2014 Valspar Championship T8
4/6/2014 Shell Houston Open CUT
4/13/2014 Masters Tournament CUT
7/20/2014 The Open Championship T19