Matteo Manassero hopes to use home comforts to his advantage as he goes in search of victory at the Italian Open this week.
Manassero, 25/1 with bookmaker to win the tournament, is one of a trio of home golfers who have high hopes of a victory in Turin, alongside brothers Edoardo and Francesco Molinari.
He told the European Tour website: “It is great fun for the crowd and great fun for us. I’ve played in three now and I really want to do well in it.
“I feel a little bit of added pressure but the support also really helps you. The course is one of the best in Italy. I know it well because I have played it many, many times, so I feel confident about doing well there.”
Manassero is searching for his first win since April 2011, when he triumphed at the Malaysian Open in Kuala Lumpur.