Posted April 12, 2013

16 Things We Learned From Guan Tianlang’s Weibo Feed

Eighth-grader loves the "large tracts of undulating smooth smooth chipping greens" at Augusta

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The emergence of 14-year-old Chinese prodigy Guan Tianlang has been one of the most prominent storylines at this year’s Masters. The youngest player in the history of golf’s most prestigious tournament—and the youngest player at any major in 148 years—managed a +4 for the first two rounds, good enough to narrowly slide under the cut.

But that’s nothing compared to his skills on social media.

Guan, who arrived at Augusta several weeks ago to familiarize himself with the environs, seems happy to answer just about any question for his roughly 23,000 followers on Weibo (i.e. China’s Twitter). Here are 16 things we learned from reading his excellent feed (@guantianlang), with a massive assist from the inconsistently reliable Google Translate.

And 16: He loves posting video, especially when it’s of him nearly making an this insane putt.

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