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Local HS golfers react to 14-year-old in Masters

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He can't drive a car but he'll be hitting driver in the Masters.

"I did not believe it, it is pretty amazing," said Drake Briscoe, a member of the Whitehouse golf team. "I would like to play in it, but I am not as good as a fourteen year old."

"Tiger Woods getting shown up by a 14 year old, that would be cool," said fellow Whitehouse golfer Kayden Schaper.

But he's no ordinary 14 year old.

Tienlang Guan, from China, is the youngest player ever at the Masters.

Younger than most high school players.

"It is amazing, if you are in the Masters you are there," said Whitehouse high school player Skipper Hilburn. "You're with the collegiate and above and I think it's cool."

"He's obviously had a lot of practice and he is really good," said Whitehouse's Cody Gilbert.

Now he'll compete on the biggest stage against the best in the world.

"What he is doing is giving every youngster out there, 14 or 15 years old, with the same opportunities that he had, and if he can do it, it should motivate other kids to be able to do it too," said Gilbert.

No one knows how Guan will play, but they do know this, if they were in his shoes...they'd love every minute of it.

"I would be having the time of my life up there, that would be so much fun," said Hilburn.

"I don't even know how I would focus," said Gilbert. "Those are guys I've loooked up to for such a long time, I mean they are so good."

"I would freak out probably, if Tiger were in my group," said Briscoe. "But not Rory through, I don't like Rory. No glory for Rory."

Because a teenager may just steal the show.

The first round of the Masters begins on Thursday.

Guan is paired with Ben Crenshaw and Matteo Manassero.

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