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Newsmakers Of The Year

Taking stock of 2013 by counting down the year's 25 biggest stories
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December 2013
Tianlang Guan

25. Tianlang Guan

Time will tell if this 15-year-old from Guangzhou, China, is more than a compelling footnote, but even if he's only that, his year is worth noting. When the 2012 Asia-Pacific Amateur champion earned low amateur honors at this year's Masters at age 14 years, five months, he became (by 21 months) the youngest golfer to make a cut in a major and, for that matter, a PGA Tour event—a cut he made despite being penalized one stroke for slow play in the second round. Guan followed up Augusta with a 71st at the Zurich Classic and missed cuts at the Byron Nelson, Memorial and St. Jude events.
J.D. Cuban
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