March 8, 2014
AVONDALE, La. (AP) -- Guan Tianlang says the chance to extend his stay in the United States and play the PGA Tour stop in New Orleans was too good to pass up.
The 14-year-old had planned to return to his native China -- and to school -- after his appearance at Augusta National, where he became the youngest player to make the cut at the Masters. Then he received an invitation this week to play in the Zurich Classic from April 25-28.
Guan has a family friend in New Orleans, where he spent last summer working on his game.
The eighth-grader says he wants to enjoy playing the TPC Louisiana and isn't too concerned about how he scores.
Guan says he has no plans to play any other PGA Tour events at this time.