The Talk of the Masters: Guan Tianlang

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Golf is a tough sport. On one of golf’s biggest stages, Guan Tianlang, a 14 year old qualifier from China, made it seem like it was just another day at the course. Looking all the part of an 8th grader, Guan went out and shot a 1-over par 73 on his first day. The last green jacket that Tiger Woods won in 2005, he shot an opening round of 74.

Odds are that Guan is not the next Tiger Woods or Jack Nicklaus. The pressure and expectations the media and fans place on the next “prodigy” whether its golf or any sport are usually ludicrous. Everyone wants to be a part of the next big thing. If Guan continues to prove that he has the talent to compete with some of golf’s best the expectations will rise to a point that only a handful of people can handle. Guan tees off at 9:06am on Friday with all eyes on him.

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