GUAN TIANLANG, a 14-year-old middle school student from China who uses a belly putter, will become the youngest to play in the Masters. He earned a spot in the field by winning the Asia-Pacific Amateur last November in Thailand by one shot over Pan Cheng-tsung, of Chinese Taipei.
He went wire-to-wire, holing a 5-foot par putt on the final hole at Amata Spring Country Club for a final-round 71.
After an morning practice round with Ben Crenshaw on Monday, Guan found himself alongside Tiger Woods on the practice range. Woods told Guan he planned to play the back nine alone at 4:45 p.m. Guan asked if he could tag along. So did bomber Dustin Johnson.