(Really) Young GunsMatteo Manassero can't legally drive a car back home in Italy. Peter Uihlein should be hanging out with his Oklahoma State buddies on spring break. But both players find themselves playing the weekend at the Transitions Championship.
Uihlein, the 2010 U.S. Amateur champion, made the cut on the number after a 2-under 69 on Friday. He's playing in only his second PGA Tour event, and Uihlein is tuning up for his first appearance at the Masters.
Manassero, who is only 17 years old, is trying to get back to Augusta, where he tied for 36th last year. Currently No. 55 in the world rankings, Manassero needs a high finish this week to get into the top 50, and then he needs to stay there until a week before the Masters. Of course being only three shots off the lead, Manassero could also win this week and get into the year's first major championship. Wilson WatchThe only two-time winner so far this season, Mark Wilson is back in contention again this week at Innisbrook. Wilson, who ranks 11th on Tour in driving accuracy, is having trouble finding the fairways this week, but with lower rough on the course, Wilson said it's been easier to recover from poor tee shots.
Wilson hasn't finished higher than T17 in four events since his last win in Phoenix, but with another solid weekend, Wilson could find himself in position for another run at a title.
(Photo: David Walberg/SI)