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.
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.
I have been in Augusta, Georgia for few days. People here are very nice and make me feel very comfortable. twitter.com/Guan_Tianlang/…
— Tianlang Guan (@Guan_Tianlang) April 3, 2013
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."