April 30 2013
Guan has made the cut in both his starts on the PGA TOUR this season. (Revere/Getty Images)
By Brian Wacker, PGATOUR.COM
Guan Tianlang, the 14-year-old Asia-Pacific Amateur Champion who made history earlier this month by becoming the youngest player to play in and make the cut at the Masters, has accepted a sponsor exemption to play in the HP Byron Nelson Championship, tournament officials announced Tuesday.
"What Guan has been able to accomplish at such a young age is very impressive," tournament chairman Mike McKinley said. "We have always had a tradition of identifying young talent and giving them an opportunity to compete at the Nelson, and we look forward to continuing that with Guan."
Guan captured low amateur honors at the Masters. He also made the cut at last week's Zurich Classic of New Orleans.
Dustin Johnson and Marcel Siem committed to play at TPC Four Seasons Las Colinas, May 13-19.
Johnson was scheduled to play in this week's Wells Fargo Championship but withdrew because of a sore wrist.