Guan Tianlang Becomes Youngest Ever To Make Masters Cut | WAMU 88.5 - American University Radio

NPR : News

Guan Tianlang Becomes Youngest Ever To Make Masters Cut

Despite receiving a rare penalty, China's 14-year-old Guan Tianlang hung on to make the cut at the Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club, making the eighth-grader the youngest player to make the cut on a major PGA tournament.

As PGAtour.com reports, Guan was assessed a one-stroke penalty for taking too long between plays. They explain:

"Fred Ridley, the Masters Competition Committee Chairman, released a statement explaining that Guan and playing partners Ben Crenshaw and Matteo Manassero were deemed out of position on the 10th hole. Guan began being timed on the 12th hole, received his first warning after his second shot on the 13th hole, then was penalized after his second shot on the 17th hole "when he again exceeded the 40-second time limit by a considerable margin," according to Ridley.

"After his round, Guan spent a considerable amount of time in the scoring booth. Interviewed afterward by ESPN, Guan said he agreed with the penalty. 'I respect the decision they make,' he said."

In that same interview, Guan told ESPN that the wind was swirling and that delayed some of his decisions.

That said The Guardian reports that it's been "18 years since a player received an identical sanction for slow play in a PGA Tour event."

Guan ended the second round in Augusta at four over through 36 holes. In the end, it was good enough to earn him the opportunity to play the final rounds, this weekend.

Copyright 2013 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.

NPR

For More Local Turkeys To Hit Holiday Tables, You Need An Abattoir

Demand for locally raised birds is growing faster than small farms can keep pace with. One New England farmer is making a bold move to get more gobblers to the table.
NPR

For More Local Turkeys To Hit Holiday Tables, You Need An Abattoir

Demand for locally raised birds is growing faster than small farms can keep pace with. One New England farmer is making a bold move to get more gobblers to the table.
NPR

Obama: 'No Sympathy' For Those Destroying Ferguson

Saying he understands the frustrations of people who feel they're not treated fairly under the law, President Obama also said, "I have no sympathy at all for destroying your own communities."
NPR

Is Digital Learning More Cost-Effective? Maybe Not

Digital learning initiatives are spreading to schools across the country, but new research raises doubts about how well they work.

Leave a Comment

Help keep the conversation civil. Please refer to our Terms of Use and Code of Conduct before posting your comments.