Guan Tianlang receives sponsor's invite to the Memorial Tournament
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Guan Tianlang receives sponsor’s invite to the Memorial Tournament

Guan Tianlang's PGA tour continues next week as the 14-year-old has received and accepted a sponsor's invitation to compete in the Memorial Tournament.

The Chinese teen became the youngest player to compete in the Masters in April, then made the cut to become youngest to complete the tournament.

“I am very excited to accept the invitation to play at the Memorial Tournament,” Guan said in a release. “It is Jack Nicklaus’ event, and the same as all the golf fans out there I have very high respect to Mr. Nicklaus, not just as a golf legend, but also as a great person."

Jack Nicklaus hosts the tournament in Dublin, Ohio, just outside of Columbus, at his Murifield Village Golf Club. The club is also host this October to the Presidents Cup. Tiger Woods is defending champion of the Memorial.

Two weeks after wowing the world at Augusta National, Guan made the cut in the Zurich Classic of New Orleans before finishing at the bottom among the weekend field at TPC Louisiana.

Last week, Guan missed his first cut in a PGA Tour start, shooting 70-77 in the first two rounds of the HP Byron Nelson Championship just outside of Dallas.

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