Guan Tianlang

Talking points

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev

Boston bombing accused in court

Thursday, 30 May, 2013, 2:56am

One for the ages

Along the age spectrum: George Foreman. Photo: K.Y. Cheng

A 77-year-old trained a horse that a 50-year-old rode to victory in the Preakness, which should give anyone worried about the greying of America something to cheer about.

26 May 2013 - 5:54am

China unleashes its little golf Tigers

Tiger Woods walks with young Cindy Fongyue at Shenzhen's Mission Hills Golf Club in 2001.

Golf writers, commentators, players and fans around the world are learning to pronounce new names and scrutinising Google Earth to find out where the cities of Guangzhou and Dongguan are on the map.

27 Apr 2013 - 5:17am

Silver Cup caps Guan's historic week

Guan Tianlang hits from the fairway on the third hole during the final round at Augusta National. Photo: EPA

Guan Tianlang's historic debut at the Masters ended with a rousing reception from fans gathered around Augusta National's famous 18th hole.

Playing his final round in the company of 55-year old Scot Sandy Lyle, the 1988 Masters champion, the 14-year-old Chinese schoolboy carded a three-over 75 that left him at 12-over 300 for the tournament.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

Guangzhou teen makes cut at Masters

Guan Tianlang. Photo: EPA

Chinese schoolboy Guan Tianlang rocked the golfing world by making the cut at the 77th Masters despite being penalised one shot for slow play in the second round.

14 Apr 2013 - 4:44am

A Good Week for … , April 14, 2013

Guan Tianlang

Guan Tianlang found himself the talk of Augusta even before teeing off in his first Masters on Thursday and becoming the youngest player to take part in golf's most famous tournament.

14 Apr 2013 - 2:15am

Guan Tianlang poised as a pro in opening round of 73 at Masters

China amateur Guang Tianlang, 14, holds up the ball after sinking a birdie on the 13th hole during the Masters first round. Photo: Reuters

Chinese 14-year-old schoolboy Guan Tianlang turned his historic first round at the 77th Masters on Thursday into one for the ages, firing a one-over par 73 to stand as the low amateur player.

13 Apr 2013 - 5:10am

Guan becomes talk of the town at US Masters

China's 14-year-old Guan Tianlang hits a tee shot during a practice round for the US Masters at Augusta National in Georgia. Photo: Reuters

Guan Tianlang has been the talk of Augusta this week, with seasoned pros amazed as much by the 14-year-old Chinese player's poise and maturity as his ball-striking as he prepares to become the youngest player ever to play in the Masters.

11 Apr 2013 - 4:26am

Who said it?

Kim Jong-un

China alone cannot solve the crisis. China is not the superpower that people sometimes think it is.

10 Apr 2013 - 3:20am

Woods and Guan form Augusta bond

Chinese golf prodigy Guan Tianlang gives Tiger Woods a few putting tips during a practice round at Augusta National. The 14-year-old from Guangzhou will become the youngest player ever to play in the prestigious Masters tournament when the competition begins on Thursday. Photo: AFP

Tiger Woods was practising at the Masters driving range when up walked 14-year-old Chinese prodigy Guan Tianlang, greeting the superstar player who had inspired him to start golf.

10 Apr 2013 - 5:36am

Tiger Woods feels his age as Chinese teen Guan Tianlang reaches Masters

Tiger Woods, 37, played in his first Masters at age 19. Photo: AFP

Tiger Woods fears almost nothing in golf, but having 14-year-old Chinese prodigy Guan Tianlang set to become the youngest starter in Masters history has sent a shiver down his spine.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

Easing the learning curve

Three-times Masters champion Nick Faldo spent time at the Faldo Series Asia Grand Final imparting advice to Guan Tianlang. Photos: Andy Jones

It's only when Guan Tianlang sits down that his tender years become apparent and you begin to question whether the enormity of the situation that is upon him has well and truly sunk in.

24 Mar 2013 - 5:20am

China's Ye, 12, closes in on Euro Tour age record

Ye Wocheng hits a shot on the ninth hole. Photo: Richard Castka

Ye Wocheng is just 18 holes away from achieving his ambition of eclipsing Guan Tianlang's record as the youngest player to compete on the PGA European Tour after yesterday's opening round of four-under-par 68 in the Western China Qualifier for the Volvo China Open.

20 Mar 2013 - 4:53am

Guan Tianlang dreams of being first golfer to score grand slam of majors

Guan Tianlang of China poses with the winner's trophy at the Asia-Pacific Amateur Championship at Amata Spring Country Club, in Thailand, in November. Photo: AP

China’s 14-year-old prodigy Guan Tianlang has set his sights sky-high by aiming to become the first player to claim golf’s legendary “grand slam”: winning all four majors in the same year.

20 Mar 2013 - 5:15am

A Good Week for … , November 11, 2012

Barack Obama

Barack Obama

11 Nov 2012 - 2:51am