Tag Archives: Guan Tianlang

Jul
20
2013
By Stephanie Wei under British Open
Hideki

Hideki placed T10 at the U.S. Open last month

Hideki Matsuyama became the second player this year to receive a one-shot penalty for slow play at a major. During the third round of the Open Championship, Matsuyama, who was paired with Johnson Wagner, was put on the clock on the 15th because they were 15 minutes over the scheduled time and out of position with the group ahead.

Matsuyama took one minute, 12 seconds on his first putt on the same hole and the twosome was still four minutes out of position. 

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May
30
2013
Tiger Woods

Tiger Woods starts slow in defense of title

Tiger Woods got schooled by 53-year-old Fred Couples, the oldest player in the 120-man field, in the first round of the Memorial Tournament.

“He kicked my ass,” Woods joked, following his opening one-under 71 on Thursday.

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May
20
2013

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Guan Tianlang, the eighth-grader who became the youngest ever to make a cut at a major championship when he finished 58th at the Masters last month, has accepted an exemption to play in next week’s Memorial Tournament, held at Jack Nicklaus’ place, Muirfield Village.

After making history at Augusta National, the 14-year-old from China, who clearly isn’t required to go to school, played at the Zurich Classic of New Orleans and saw weekend play again. He was aiming to go 3 for 3 at the Byron Nelson Championship last week, but (finally) missed the cut after a second-round 77.

Oh, goodie! He’ll finally be at a tournament I’m covering (or I’ll be covering an event he’s playing, whatever).

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May
1
2013
By Stephanie Wei under European PGA Tour
Ye

Ye breaks new age record

Guan Tianlang, who? The 14-year-old became the youngest to compete in the Masters and he’s made two cuts in a row, but forget Guan, who was the youngest to play in a sanctioned Tour event at 13 in the 2012 China Open. Enter: Ye Wocheng, the 12-year-old earned a spot in this year’s China Open, a European Tour event, via the qualifier, which, as you know, is no easy feat. 

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Apr
13
2013
By Stephanie Wei under The Masters
Tiger drops

The drop that shook the world

Who said golf was boring?!? My roommate Carson Griffith, a freelance journalist who until February was the senior gossip columnist for the New York Daily News, has learned so much about the game and The Masters since Thursday, particularly in the last 24 hours.

When I asked for a free association, she said: “Crazy pants, Aussie accents, 14-year-old wunderkind, slow play penalties, and just as much Tiger Woods controversy as I got on the tabloid covers.”

Sums it up! And clearly, *tons* of drama. Yep, this is truly a Masters unlike any other. 

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Apr
11
2013
By Stephanie Wei under The Masters

Hello there! This evening I’m joined by Oliver Horovitz, author of “An American Caddie in St. Andrews.” We talk about the highlights in the first round of this year’s edition of The Masters. If today was a preview of things to come the rest of the week, then we’re in for an epic finish! We have a 14-year-old, 53-year-old and Sergio Garcia, among others as first-round storylines. It doesn’t get much better!

Nov
5
2012

Guan Tianlang: having a good old sit, in a field.

Chinese amateur Guan Tianlang completed a wire-to-wire victory at the Asia-Pacific Amateur Championship in Thailand yesterday, thus ensuring his early invitation to next year’s Masters Tournament.

Currently just 14 years and 5 months old, Guan looks set to demolish Matteo Manassero’s 2010 record, set when the Italian was 16, and become the youngest competitor in the tournament’s 77-year history.

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