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April 26 2013

8:50 PM

Guan vs. Tiger: Amateurs on TOUR

Given that 14-year-old Guan Tianlang made the cut in his first start as an amateur on the PGA TOUR and will again make the cut in his second start after shooting a 3-under 69 in Friday's second round of the Zurich Classic at New Orleans, we began to wonder.

How would Guan's accomplishments thus far compare to the amateur TOUR career of his hero Tiger Woods?

Here's a quick tale of the tape. Now if Guan can just win 14 majors and 77 TOUR events (and counting), the comparison will truly mean something:

Category Guan Tianlang Tiger Woods
PGA TOUR starts as an amateur 2 14
Age of first TOUR start 14 years old 16 years old
Age of first made cut as an amateur 14 years old 19 years old
Made cuts as an amateur 2 -- the 2013 Masters and 2013 Zurich Classic of New Orleans 5, including 1995 Masters, 1996 U.S. Open and 1996 British Open
Total rounds on TOUR as an amateur 6 38
Rounds under par 1 8
Rounds at even par 1 8
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