Originally posted on The Other Paper  |  Last updated 4/12/13
Golf prodigy, Guan Tianlang, the 14-year-old Chinese golfer who is looking like an old pro at this year's Masters, was slapped with a controversial one-stroke penalty for slow play during Friday's second round, hindering his chances of making of making the cut. The youngest player ever at Augusta National was assessed the penalty after his second shot at the 17th hole, turning what would have been a par into a bogey.  But the young man not even old enough for high school persevered and finished at 3-over 75 for the second round — giving him a 4-over 148 total.  Good enough for making the cut and making history as the youngest to ever do so. The penalty was believed to be the first ever for slow play at the Masters as well. "I respect the decision they make," said Guan, who spent almost 90 minutes after his round talking with rules and tournament officials. "They should do it because it's fair to everybody." Conditions at Augusta National are notoriously fickle even...
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