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The 14-year-old Guan is returning to the PGA Tour circuit this weekend in New Orleans to tee it up again with the world's best.
Guan was originally going to return home to China after playing Augusta but he wanted the opportunity to play again in the United States and you better believe the good folks in charge of the Zurich Classic were willing to extend him a sponsor's exemption in about .00001 seconds.
Here's what Guan had to say to the AP about the opportunity:
"It's comfortable for me. I feel good to come back here. We have some friends here and it's great for me to play in the Zurich Classic."
My first thought was "Wait, Guan has friends in Louisiana?" But the AP story clarified:
"At the suggestion of family friend Peter Chen, Guan spent part of last summer in New Orleans, working on his game at Lakewood Golf Club."
Also, it doesn't hurt that Zurich is a big sponsor of the Asia-Pacific Amateur which Guan won to get into the Masters.
Oh, and about the Masters, here's what Guan said:
"I think it was a really, really good experience for me to play in the Masters. So after that everything feels very comfortable."
I would say so. Going from Augusta to New Orleans is like going from a Whitney Houston concert in New York to a Jessica Simpson gig at your local dive bar. There's no comparison.
Honestly, I'm stoked about getting more Guan this weekend. Really, I could do an all-Guan cam all four days for this tournament (if he makes the cut). He was so composed and so ridiculously good at the Masters, frankly, it was refreshing.
And with the way he putts and a weaker PGA Tour field in New Orleans, you never know what could happen ...