Tiger in the Mix; 14-Year-Old Makes History

Woods is 4 shots back, as China's Guan Tianlang becomes youngest at Masters

By John Johnson,  Newser Staff

Posted Apr 11, 2013 6:29 PM CDT

(Newser) – The first round of the Masters is in the books, with Australia's Marc Leishman and Spain's Sergio Garcia tied for the lead at 6-under, reports AP. But the big story line of Tiger Woods is very much alive—he's just four shots off the lead. Meanwhile, 14-year-old sensation Guan Tianlang of China became the youngest golf ever to compete at the Masters, and he didn't disappoint. He drained a long birdie putt on the 18th to finish 1-over—the best score of any amateur competing, reports SBNation. Guan is known for a superb short game, notes Bleacher Report, which has a profile.

Amateur Guan Tianlang of China celebrates after a birdie putt on the 18th.
Amateur Guan Tianlang of China celebrates after a birdie putt on the 18th.   (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)
Skier Lindsey Vonn tries a pair binoculars to watch boyfriend Tiger Woods during the first round of the Masters.
Skier Lindsey Vonn tries a pair binoculars to watch boyfriend Tiger Woods during the first round of the Masters.   (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)
Tiger Woods hits off the fourth fairway.
Tiger Woods hits off the fourth fairway.   (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
Tennis player Caroline Wozniacki watches boyfriend Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland.
Tennis player Caroline Wozniacki watches boyfriend Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland.   (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
Marc Leishman of Australia has a share of the lead.
Marc Leishman of Australia has a share of the lead.   (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)
Sergio Garcia of Spain is tied for first.
Sergio Garcia of Spain is tied for first.   (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)
Amateur Guan Tianlang of China tees off on the eighth hole.
Amateur Guan Tianlang of China tees off on the eighth hole.   (AP Photo/David Goldman)
Skier Lindsey Vonn laughs while watching Tiger Woods during the first round.
Skier Lindsey Vonn laughs while watching Tiger Woods during the first round.   (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)
Tiger Woods reacts after his fairway shot on the 15th.
Tiger Woods reacts after his fairway shot on the 15th.   (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
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