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Chinese 8th-grader becomes youngest player to make PGA cut

By Paul Newberry

AP National Writer

LAST UPDATED: 02:02 p.m. HST, Apr 12, 2013

AUGUSTA, Ga. >>  Jason Day leads the Masters after the second round, and 14-year-old Guan Tianlang has become the youngest player to make the cut in PGA Tour history.

Day shot a 4-under 68 today for a 6-under 138 total. That gives him a one-stroke lead over Fred Couples and Marc Leishman.

Guan is 10 shots off the lead — just good enough to make the cut. His margin of error would have been larger if not for the one-stroke penalty he received for slow play.

The Chinese eighth-grader was already the youngest player in Masters history. Now, he's reached another milestone — two more rounds in the first major of the year.

Tiger Woods surged to a share of the lead, but a tough finish knocked him three strokes behind.

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primo1 wrote:
C&C should impose a 40-second limit on the munis, then we wouldn't have to endure 6-hour rounds.
on April 12,2013 | 11:10AM
Maneki_Neko wrote:
Hey! Hey! Hey! If I move faster my clandestine beer gets all fizzy. Slow down, whippersnapper.
on April 12,2013 | 11:23AM
kiragirl wrote:
Agree. Too many hackers playing in a six some and they play like they think they're pros. Slow play just ruins the game of golf plus must wait that much longer to down those cold ones.
on April 12,2013 | 12:22PM
dontbelieveinmyths wrote:
Kiragirl, you're doing it all wrong. Don't wait to down the cold ones. Once that ball flies off the tee on the first hole, it's all good.
on April 12,2013 | 12:43PM
serious wrote:
I have seen the Masters numerous times and if anyone should have been penalized it should have been Jack Nicholson --slow city, but being "him" he got away with it. Parents should be proud of this 14 yr old!!!! And, being Chinese, I'll bet he has a father!
on April 12,2013 | 11:14AM
Honto5 wrote:
You meant NICKLAUS...... not NICHOLSON. But yes, a lot of beginner golfers including myself, played slow and deliberate because we wanted to be like Nicklaus thinking we would be less nervous, be more calm and in control of our golf game. To see any golfer take 3, 4, 5 or more practice swings and constatnly fidget, waggle their club and look at the target 4 or more times, back off the ball and readdress again, stand over the ball like their meditating and taking way over 40 minutes for every shot is ridiculous. You can actually play better and with less tension and mental fatigue when you speed up play and take less practice swings (2 or less) and not look at the target not more than twice.
on April 12,2013 | 11:42AM
serious wrote:
Nicklaus--correct. I had Chinatown on my mind!! Remember when Nicholson get rear ended driving his Rolls and took his four iron out and hit the guy??? I though the wedge was the weapon of choice???
on April 12,2013 | 02:52PM
niimi wrote:
Racist move? Isn't he among the very few Asian players there? This is a legitimate question.
on April 12,2013 | 11:31AM
GorillaSmith wrote:
I'm sure you have a mountain of evidence of wrongs done to other Asian golfers. Otherwise it would be ridiculous to level such a loathsome charge. When will you publish this information?
on April 12,2013 | 01:14PM
1local wrote:
Tiger woods is the best asian golfer - he is 50% asian - less than 50 % black as he is also part indian.
on April 12,2013 | 05:10PM
nodaddynotthebelt wrote:
I don't consider golfing to be a "sport". When an obese man, John Daly, can be a champion golfer and weigh in at 280 pounds during a tournament I would question whether this is a sport or not. The participants even ride on golf carts to get to their destinations. If golfing is a sport, then billiards is a "sport", too.
on April 12,2013 | 11:52AM
primo1 wrote:
Weekend hackers ride a cart. Professional golfers have to walk the course.
on April 12,2013 | 12:17PM
dontbelieveinmyths wrote:
But they don't carry their clubs.
on April 12,2013 | 12:45PM
primo1 wrote:
Nobody's talking about their clubs.
on April 12,2013 | 12:48PM
olos73 wrote:
Golfers in tournaments do not ride carts. They walk the course. The only time you see a golfer/golfers ride a cart is if they are in a playoff which requires them to be taken to the tee of which hole they'll play.
on April 12,2013 | 12:19PM
You obviously don't watch baseball
on April 12,2013 | 12:21PM
mosquito1210 wrote:
Why didnt they give him a warning ?They would have given tiger a warning !!!
on April 12,2013 | 05:02PM
patk wrote:
14 years old, my eye. Communist China just loves to lie about the ages of their star kids, as suitable for the occasion. Gymnastics, they send girls too young to compete at the Olympics. This kid, who knows, probably 16. I don't have any evidence, but China is all teh evidence you need.
on April 13,2013 | 01:02AM
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