Teen golf sensation Guan Tianlang is back

Guan Tianlang watches his tee shot on the 18th hole during the second round of the Memorial...

Guan Tianlang watches his tee shot on the 18th hole during the second round of the Memorial Tournament at Muirfield Village Golf Club in Dublin, Ohio, May 31, 2013. (MATT SULLIVAN/Reuters)

TIM McKAY, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 6:48 PM ET

Another sign a new golf season is upon us?

Don't look now, but 14-year-old Guan Tianlang is back, attempting to chart his return to North America and another Masters berth.

The calm and collected Chinese schoolboy made a name for himself at Augusta National last April for becoming the youngest player to make the cut -- despite a somewhat controversial two-shot penalty for slow play.

Guan ended up 58th at the Masters -- an incredible feat for a 14-year-old -- and that sudden fame parlayed its way to four more starts in the U.S. on the PGA Tour. He made the cut at the event following the Masters, the Zurich Classic of New Orleans, during which he shot his lone round in the 60s (a second-round 69). But he missed the cut in his three other PGA Tour events over a stretch that would make one heck of a What-I-Did-Last-Summer assignment for any young student.

Some would argue the teen overstayed his welcome, getting into fields only because of the novelty, but as the saying goes, Make hay while the sun shines.

Now, Guan has the opportunity to prove his emergence wasn't a fluke.


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