Tianlang makes great debut at Masters

Young prodigy Guan Tianlang shot an impressive 73 yesterday at the Masters. (Reuters)

Young prodigy Guan Tianlang shot an impressive 73 yesterday at the Masters. (Reuters)

KEN FIDLIN, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 11:06 PM ET

AUGUSTA - In the words of another famous, audaciously talented young man, Guan Tianlang has a message: “Hello world!”

That was how Tiger Woods introduced himself at his initial press conference when he turned pro in 1996 and the words somehow seemed fitting late Thursday afternoon.

Now, nobody knows what the future holds for Chinese middle-schooler Tianlang Guan but, good gracious, he turned a lot of heads in the opening round of the Masters at Augusta National.

Consider that this 14-year-old kid isn’t even far enough along in school to play high school golf, yet he shot 73. If he throws up another one of those up on the board on Friday, he’ll probably be playing on the weekend.


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