Guan feeling no pressure as he becomes youngest Masters player - WTVM.com-Columbus, GA News Weather & Sports

Guan feeling no pressure as he becomes youngest Masters player

Posted: Updated:
  • Local SportsSPORTSMore>>

  • SEC West champ could have 2 losses

    SEC West champ could have 2 losses

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 1:16 PM EDT2014-08-20 17:16:25 GMT
    Brutal schedules may leave the SEC West champ with two losses heading to Atlanta. More >>
    Brutal schedules may leave the SEC West champ with two losses heading to Atlanta. More >>
  • AHSAA Basketball Tournament

    AHSAA Basketball Tournament

    Track how your high school is doing with news from Alabama High School Athletic Association high school basketball.More >>
    Track how your high school is doing with news from Alabama High School Athletic Association high school basketball.
    More >>
  • Tim Walton remains a Carver Tiger

    Tim Walton remains a Carver Tiger

    Monday, August 11 2014 11:55 PM EDT2014-08-12 03:55:36 GMT
    COLUMBUS, Ga. (WTVM) - There's nothing quite like coming home again after you've been away a while. For Tim Walton, it turned into a working visit. And that was more than okay by him as he checked outMore >>
    COLUMBUS, Ga. (WTVM) - There's nothing quite like coming home again after you've been away a while. For Tim Walton, it turned into a working visit. And that was more than okay by him as he checked outMore >>
AUGUSTA, GA (WALB) -

The talk of Monday's practice rounds was 14 year old Tianlang Guan, who may be the first Masters competitor who brought homework to the tournament.

Guan won the 2012 Asia-Pacific Amateur Championship to qualify for the Masters, and his young age, he says he doesn't feel any intimidated walking onto golf's biggest stage.

"It's going to be a lot of pressure on me, but I'm not going to push myself too hard," he says. "I'm just going to enjoy the game."

Guan has already left an impression on many players.

On Monday morning, Guan played a practice round with two-time Masters champ Ben Crenshaw.

"You can tell he breathes golf," Crenshaw raved about the young man. "He's very intent, a good concentrator. But you have to be if you're going to beat a lot of people [in Asia]."

Later in the day, Guan walked the course with Tiger Woods and Dustin Johnson.

Only 14, Guan continues to show maturity and confidence beyond his age.

"I have the confidence and I know I can play well," Guan says. "I'm going to play like myself and not try to do too much."

Powered by WorldNow

1909 Wynnton Road
Columbus, Ga. 31906

FCC Public File
publicfile@wtvm.com
706-494-5400
EEO Report
Closed Captioning

All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Worldnow and WTVM. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.