On the day history was made, a young amateur golfer from China continued to throw off the curve for 14-year-olds. He did more than show remarkable skill and poise on the revered grounds of Augusta National, he calmly reacted to implausible adversity that would’ve sent most in his age bracket into a prepubescent rage.
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OLD GOLF SOULS
The youngest players ever in a Masters field and how they performed:
Age, year; Player, Country; Scores; Place;
14, 2013; Tianlang Guan, China; 73-75; T-55
16, 2010; Matteo Manassero, Italy; 71-76-73-72; T-36
17, 1952; Tommy Jacobs, USA; 79-81-77-70; 60
17, 2009; Ryo Ishikawa, Japan; 73-77; MC