14-year-old Guan to play in Zurich Classic

Associated Press photo by David J. PhillipAmateur Guan Tianlang, a 14-year-old golfer from China, waves his cap after putting out on the 18th hole during the fourth round of the Masters on Sunday in Augusta, Ga. Show caption
Associated Press photo by David J. PhillipAmateur Guan Tianlang, a 14-year-old golfer from China, waves his cap after putting out on the 18th hole during the fourth round of the Masters on Sunday in Augusta, Ga.

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.