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Is this 14-year-old golfer the next Tiger?

  • Tianlang Guan is youngest Masters participant ever
  • Jack Nicklaus, Tiger Woods were 19 when they first played at Augusta
Is this 14-year-old golfer the next Tiger?

Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and South Carolina banking executive Darla Moore won't be the only people making history at this year's Masters.

Tianlang Guan is only 14 years old, but he earned a spot to compete in this year's golf tournament by winning the Asia-Pacific Amateur Championship last November. At the time, he was ranked 490th in the world amateur rankings. 

READ MORE: The Masters: Who's set to grab the green jacket?

The eighth-grader will be the youngest participant ever to play for the green jacket and the second youngest to compete in a major. To put it in perspective, Jack Nicklaus and Tiger Woods were 19 years old when they first played at Augusta.

While in the U.S., the eighth-grader has been active on Twitter.



Plus, Tianlang is hitting golf balls while hitting the books. He said he even brought his homework with him to the Masters.

"I'm not going to push myself too hard, and I'm going to enjoy the game," Tianlang said earlier in the week. "Hopefully, I can play well."

Find out more about Tianlang Guan and get more coverage of the Masters from our friends over at Bleacher Report.

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