Guan Tianlang wasn’t looking for an autograph Monday, although he got that. Instead, he approached the world’s No. 1 golfer and the Masters favorite this week with something else in mind.
“He’s not even in high school. He’s in middle school. And he’s in the Masters,” Woods, who agreed and shared a little Augusta National knowledge, said (via USA Today). “It’s a pretty remarkable story. We had a good time. The kid is 14. And he’s good.”
Guan will break the Masters age record by quite a bit; Matteo Manassero was 16 when he played in 2010. Woods was 19 when he first played in the Masters.
“It’s frightening to think that he was born after I won my first Masters,” said Woods, 37, who met Guan three years ago on a trip overseas to promote golf to youngsters. Woods remembers the meeting and said “the kid” had a great swing then. “I mean, that’s just frightening.”