Guan won’t be taking it easy in New Orleans

GUAN Tianlang admits he will be aware of the need for speed in this week’s Zurich Classic of New Orleans.

The 14-year-old Chinese schoolboy was given a one-shot penalty for slow play at the Masters, where he made history as the youngest-ever competitor.

That penalty meant a second round of 75 and an anxious wait to see if he’d made the cut.

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Guan said: “I think my routine is not too bad. I probably have to make a decision quicker on windy days. So, yeah, I’ll pay attention a little bit to it and probably speed up a little bit.”

Guan, who received an invite to play at TPC Louisiana, added: “I want to enjoy the week like in the Masters and, hopefully, make the cut.

“If not, it’s still a great experience. It’s a challenging golf course, but it depends on the weather and where they put the tees and the pins.”

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