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Player still amazed by Chinese teenager Guan

By Julian Linden AUGUSTA, Georgia (Reuters) - After competing in a record 52 Masters, Gary Player thought he had pretty much seen it all at Augusta National. The South African experienced the ultimate high when he won the tournament in 1961, 1974 and 1978, as well as the agony of close defeat when he lost out in a three-way playoff for the title in 1962.

Golf: Korean Lee wins Masters berth, Guan misses out

South Korea's Lee Chang-Woo earned a place at the US Masters with a commanding Asia-Pacific Amateur Championships win which left defending champion Guan Tianlang trailing on Sunday. Lee, 19, held his nerve for a three-shot victory after firing 70, 72, 69 and 70 for three-under 281 at par-71 Nanshan International Golf Club, with Japan's Shohei Hasegawa second. Lee, who was second alongside Rory McIlroy at last week's Kolon Korean Open, will now follow China's Guan, 15, by playing at the Masters, and also gets a shot at qualifying for the British Open.

Golf: China's Guan says 'no limit' to Masters ambition

Chinese golf prodigy Guan Tianlang says there's "no limit" to what he can achieve at next year's US Masters if he qualifies by retaining his Asia-Pacific Amateur Championship title this week. The Guangzhou schoolboy sent shockwaves through the sport at Augusta National in April when, aged just 14 years, five months and 18 days, he became the youngest golfer to make the cut at a major tournament.

Golf: Silver Cup for history-maker Guan at Masters

Guan Tianlang's historic debut at the Masters ended with a rousing reception from fans gathered around Augusta National's famous 18th hole on Sunday. Playing his final round in the company of 55-year old Scot Sandy Lyle, the 1988 Masters champion, the 14-year-old Chinese schoolboy carded a three-over 75 which left him at 12-over 300 for the tournament.

Golf: Silver Cup for history-maker Guan at Masters

Guan Tianlang's historic debut at the Masters ended with a rousing reception from fans gathered around Augusta National's famous 18th hole on Sunday. Playing his final round in the company of 55-year old Scot Sandy Lyle, the 1988 Masters champion, the 14-year-old Chinese schoolboy carded a three-over 75 which left him at 12-over 300 for the tournament.

Looking like old pro,14yo Guan opens with 73 at Masters

Fourteen-year-old Guan Tianlang is the youngest golfer ever to compete at the Masters. But the Chinese high school student looked more like a veteran Thursday when he shot a 1-over 73 in his debut at Augusta National. “I felt a little bit nervous on the first tee,” Guan said. “But I hit a great tee shot and, after that, everything feels comfortable. … I just had fun today. Pretty much fun.”Guan made a 15-footer from off the green to birdie his final hole, for a standing ovation from the crowd at No. 18.

Golf: Enjoyment main goal for Chinese teen at Masters

Saying he does not feel intimidated by his rivals or awestruck by his surroundings, 14-year-old Chinese schoolboy Guan Tianlang is putting a priority on enjoying his historic Masters debut. Guan will become the youngest player in Masters history after qualifying to play at Augusta National this week by winning last year's Asia-Pacific Amateur Championship in Thailand.

Golf: Tiger feels his age as Chinese teen reaches Masters

Tiger Woods fears almost nothing in golf, but having 14-year-old Chinese prodigy Guan Tianlang set to become the youngest starter in Masters history has sent a shiver down his spine. Guan had not been born when Woods won his first major title at the 1997 Masters, but the Asian schoolboy has been inspired by Woods and has spent the past month in Augusta preparing for his historic debut on Thursday. "It's frightening to think that he was born after I won my first Masters," Woods said. "I mean, that's just frightening."

Golf: 'Honoured' Chinese prodigy undaunted by Masters

Fourteen-year-old Chinese prodigy Guan Tianlang told AFP he's not worried about missing the cut at Augusta next month when he becomes the youngest player ever to compete at the US Masters. Guan will be a tender 14 years, five months and 17 days old when he tees off in the first major of the golf season, smashing the record set by Italy's Matteo Manassero in 2010 when he was aged 16.
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