Teenaged Chinese golfer becomes youngest ever to make ‘Major’ cut at Augusta
London: Teenaged golf player Guan Tianlang has become the youngest golfer to make the cut at a Major with an overall score of four over at the ongoing Augusta National, even though he was penalised for slow play at the event.
The 14-year-old Tianlang was given the one-stroke penalty after making par on the 17th, having earlier been warned for slow play during the Masters second round, the BBC reports.
Stating that he respected the decision to penalise him, the teenaged Chinese player expressed his happiness at making the cut, saying that he enjoyed the experience and did a good job on his game.
According to the report, Tianlang, who carded 16 pars in total, of which one became a bogey after the European Tour`s chief referee John Paramor alerted him of the penalty, further said that he took extra time because he was trying to gauge the tricky wind conditions.
Guan also became the youngest player to make the cut in a PGA Tour event, breaking the 56-year-old record held by Canadian Bob Panasik, who was 15 when he made it through to the last two rounds of the 1957 Canadian Open, the report added.