Tianlang Guan is coming back to New Orleans.
Guan, the 14-year-old Chinese golf standout who this past weekend became the youngest player ever to make the cut at a major tournament, has committed to play in the Zurich Classic of New Orleans, organizers announced Monday.
Guan, who made the 36-hole cut at the Masters despite a one-stroke penalty for slow play, spent a month in New Orleans last summer after trying to qualify for the U.S. Open at Lakewood Golf Club. He’ll return for the Zurich Classic, which runs April 25-28.
Guan faded during the weekend in Augusta, Ga., finishing at 12-over-par 300. He was the only amateur to make the cut and thus earned the Silver Cup, awarded to the event’s lowest-scoring amateur. He qualified for the Masters by winning the Asia-Pacific Amateur Championship in November 2012, when he was the youngest player in the field.
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