Guan accepts sponsor invite into Zurich Classic


Turns out Tianlang Guan will be more than a one-hit wonder in the States.

The 14-year-old has accepted a sponsor exemption into the Zurich Classic of New Orleans, to be played April 25-28 at TPC Louisiana. 

Said Steve Worthy, the CEO of the Fore!Kids Foundation, whose organization hosts the Zurich: “Tianlang Guan represents the aspirations of millions of young golfers and golf fans of all ages worldwide.”

Last year, Guan’s family stayed in New Orleans as he worked with a local club’s junior golf program. He also played a U.S. Open qualifier there but failed to advance. 

Guan became not only the youngest participant to play in the Masters, but also the youngest to make the cut. He shot 12-over 300 to finish 58th.  

The Zurich already boasts a strong field, with defending champion Jason Dufner, Justin Rose, Ernie Els, Rickie Fowler, Keegan Bradley and Thorbjorn Olesen committed to play.