Youngest Players To Compete In PGA TOUR Events

A lot has been made of the presence of Tianlang Guan, who at age 14 is the youngest to compete in the Masters. He is not, however, the youngest to compete in a PGA Tour or Major tournament. Here’s the breakdown:

  • 11 years, 11 months, 10 days Don Dunkelberger, 1937 Chicago Open (103, withdrew)

  • 14 years, 2 months, 29 days Michelle Wie, 2004 Sony Open in Hawaii (72-68—140, missed cut)

  • 14 years, 5 months, 11 days Marshall Springer, 1937 Chicago Open (missed cut)

  • 14 years, 5 months, 17 days Tianlang Guan, 2013 Masters Tournament

  • 14 years, 6 months Andy Zhang, 2012 U.S. Open (79-78—157, missed cut)

  • 14 years, 8 months Marshall Springer, 1937 Western Open (84-90—174, missed cut)

  • 14 years, 9 months, 7 days George Burtoft, 1937 Utah Open (88-91-80-93—352, finish N/A)

    Best finish by an amateur at the Masters: 2–Ken Venturi (1956); T2–Frank Stranahan (1947), Charles Roe (1961).

    The youngest winner of the Masters is Tiger Woods (1997, 21 years, 3 months, 14 days).

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