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Sat. 7:24pm: Officials keeping close eye on 14-year-old golfer

April 13, 2013
Tribune Chronicle | TribToday.com

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) - Guan Tianlang had plenty of adult supervision at the Masters.

Rules officials kept a close eye on the 14-year-old today, a day after a penalty for slow play nearly kept him from playing the weekend.

The youngest player to make the cut at the Masters said he was never put on the clock, but he was told at least twice on the back nine at Augusta National to pick up his pace.

"I didn't think he played slow. I think he played pretty quick, actually," said Thorbjorn Olesen, Guan's playing partner. "He's 14, and there's a big crowd following him, so it's pretty difficult for him. I think he's handled it really, really good."

The Chinese eighth-grader was penalized for slow play on the 17th hole Friday. The one-stroke penalty left him at 4 over for the tournament, and he had to wait until the very last group finished to learn that he could stick around for the last two rounds. He wound up making the cut on the number after Jason Day missed birdie putts on the 17th and 18th holes.

"Probably 6:30 I went back home and watched TV and relaxed," he said. "I did watch the tournament finish."

 
 

 

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