A 14-year-old wins the right to play in the 2013 US Masters.
|Guan Tianlang. Source: Asian-Pacific Amateur Championship|
Chinese golf prodigy Guan Tianlang today won the Asia-Pacific Amateur Championship by one stroke, and in doing so will become the youngest ever golfer to start in the US Masters next April.
Guan began the day with a five-shot buffer but was slowly pegged back by a fabulous closing round from Thailand’s Cheng-tsung Pan. Australia’s Oliver Goss who won last week’s WA Open, finished three strokes behind Guan in third spot.
Along with winning the prestigious title, Guan earns a berth in next year’s US Masters and will be 14-years-old when he sets foot on the fairways of Augusta National. He may have to change his putting technique though. He currently uses a belly putter which may be deemed illegal in the coming months.
We may see this kid in the Presidents Cup team sooner rather than later.