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Guan Tianlang - one putt away from the Masters!


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#1 ladahl

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Posted 04 November 2012 - 05:55 AM

WOW! @ 14 years of age!!!


edit: He's in!

Edited by ladahl, 04 November 2012 - 05:59 AM.

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Posted 04 November 2012 - 06:02 AM

And he does it.

He will be the youngest ever to play in the Masters.
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Posted 04 November 2012 - 06:04 AM

I know I was watching like a 2-3 hour time delay, but I wanted to see it ...  It was cool how they had 3 Augusta folks waiting on hole 18 for congrats/personal invite
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Posted 04 November 2012 - 06:19 AM

i watched it all 4 days and the kid is amazing!!

he led from day one and the pressure to par that last hole to win by 1 must have been unbelievable....

my hat's off to him and i wish him a long and successful career!!!

Edited by jmvargas, 04 November 2012 - 07:56 AM.

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Posted 04 November 2012 - 06:21 AM

The only thing though...he uses a belly putter.

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Posted 04 November 2012 - 07:00 AM

View PostPZero, on 04 November 2012 - 06:21 AM, said:

The only thing though...he uses a belly putter.

...good point!!...

what happens if it's banned??

...one thing going for him though he's only 14 so hopefully he will adapt...
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Posted 04 November 2012 - 07:38 AM

Good effort from Matsuyama, who was attempting to get a 3rd consecutive win.

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Posted 04 November 2012 - 11:48 AM

He was a great putter before using the belly

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Posted 04 November 2012 - 12:06 PM

View PostPZero, on 04 November 2012 - 06:21 AM, said:

The only thing though...he uses a belly putter.

ANGC could set their own rules if they choose...

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Posted 04 November 2012 - 11:10 PM

View Posthogans71, on 04 November 2012 - 12:06 PM, said:

View PostPZero, on 04 November 2012 - 06:21 AM, said:

The only thing though...he uses a belly putter.

ANGC could set their own rules if they choose...

The odds of that happening are the same as me getting a chance to play there.

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Posted 04 November 2012 - 11:45 PM

Wow, that's awesome!

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Posted 04 November 2012 - 11:56 PM

That is beyond amazing!!

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Posted 05 November 2012 - 12:40 AM

Any belly putter ban will phased in so he fine for this year.

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Posted 05 November 2012 - 12:49 AM

BTW does anyone know the yardage of that course he won in in thailand??

he could not reach some of the long par 4s so i hope he gains some length by the time he gets to augusta or else he will be struggling there..
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Posted 05 November 2012 - 02:50 AM

View Postjmvargas, on 05 November 2012 - 12:49 AM, said:

BTW does anyone know the yardage of that course he won in in thailand??

he could not reach some of the long par 4s so i hope he gains some length by the time he gets to augusta or else he will be struggling there..
7322 yards


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Posted 05 November 2012 - 02:58 AM

View Postbossdog, on 05 November 2012 - 02:50 AM, said:

View Postjmvargas, on 05 November 2012 - 12:49 AM, said:

BTW does anyone know the yardage of that course he won in in thailand??

he could not reach some of the long par 4s so i hope he gains some length by the time he gets to augusta or else he will be struggling there..
7322 yards


...did they actually play at that yardage??  

if they did then he just may do well in augusta as it is listed at less than that...but then many of the drives require a long carry and have little roll..
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Posted 05 November 2012 - 07:38 AM

AN played at 7435 last time.   http://www.masters.c...tats/index.html

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Posted 05 November 2012 - 07:57 AM

View PostTmiller72, on 05 November 2012 - 07:38 AM, said:

AN played at 7435 last time.   http://www.masters.c...tats/index.html

....well..i guess he's got his work cut out for him then..
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Posted 05 November 2012 - 09:40 AM

Do you guys know who is currently holding the title for youngest to play the Masters? Don't think is Manassero right?

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Posted 05 November 2012 - 09:56 AM

View Postimakaveli, on 05 November 2012 - 09:40 AM, said:

Do you guys know who is currently holding the title for youngest to play the Masters? Don't think is Manassero right?

It was Manassero !!! 16 Years Old in 2010

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Posted 05 November 2012 - 11:01 AM

View PostGoogleMe, on 05 November 2012 - 09:56 AM, said:

View Postimakaveli, on 05 November 2012 - 09:40 AM, said:

Do you guys know who is currently holding the title for youngest to play the Masters? Don't think is Manassero right?

It was Manassero !!! 16 Years Old in 2010

I thought Matteo was the youngest to make the cut, not to play. Double record then :D

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Posted 05 November 2012 - 05:06 PM

Guan was a quarterfinalist at this year's US Amateur and last November he was the youngest winner of China's Amateur Open. Usually it's the LPGA you has the really young prodigies as women mature much more quickly.
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Posted 06 November 2012 - 08:42 AM

this kid has crazy short game and putting, he was what -14 on a 7300+ course so even if he cant reach some of the holes he should just about manage to put together a decent score hopefully as long as his short game and putting is as good as what it was at the asian am... but man he is good

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