Who Is the Youngest Player to Make Cut on the PGA Tour?

Published 10/31/2021, 11:11 AM EDT


Golf is a game which seriously takes into account that age is just a number. There are players in the professional league who play right from the teens. And there have been plenty of instances where the younger players have performed well on the PGA Tour. 

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Interestingly, even Tiger Woods had made his debut at the age of 19 as an amateur and caught the attention of the entire world. However, some players have played on Tour at a younger age even than Tiger.

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Who is the youngest player on the PGA Tour to make the cut?

The youngest player on the modern era PGA Tour is Guan Tianlang. He created history by making the cut at the 2013 Masters at the age of 14. To be exact, Guan was 14 years, 5 months, and 18 days when he achieved this feat in 2013 as an amateur. 

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The Chinese golfer had finished 36-holes at Augusta National with a score of 4 over. He had carded 3-over 75 in the second round and was in danger of missing the cut. But fortunately, Australian Jason Day finished his final two holes with a par to move the cut line to 5 over.

Hence, this made sure that the 14-year-old Chinese amateur golfer went into the weekend.  Moreover, this also ensured that the defending Masters champion, Bubba Watson, entered the weekend too.

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Guan Tianlang and his emergence as a pro

Guan was the only amateur to advance to the weekend in 2013 Masters and received the silver cup. Furthermore, he also became the youngest player to make the cut on the PGA Tour in a non-major event. He did it at the 2013 Zurich Classic of New Orleans a month after the 2013 Masters. Other prominent names in the top 5 list are Bob Panasik, Justin Thomas, and Matteo Manassero. 

And more recently in the Hangzhou International Championships at Moganshan Gowin Golf Club, the younster made an early mark as a professional. As a 22-YO, he had launched back-to-back birdies to make a strong case on the opening round itself. That was a proof in itself about the caliber of this rising talent.

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Do you think he can make it big? Help us know in the comments below.

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Amey Kulkarni

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Amey Kulkarni is a Golf writer at EssentiallySports. He is currently pursuing his Bachelor’s degree in mass media from HR College, Mumbai. Before joining EssentiallySports he used to write articles on Golf and Cricket on his personal blog cricgolf.

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