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12-year-old to play in European Tour

Updated: May 1, 2013, 11:26 AM ET
Associated Press

TIANJIN, China -- First the Masters at age 14. Now the European Tour at 12.

When Ye Wo-cheng tees off at the China Open on Thursday, he'll be the youngest in a European Tour event at 12 years, 242 days.

He's following in the footsteps of Guan Tianlang, who made history last month when he became the youngest to compete in the Masters at 14. He also made the cut, despite a one-stroke penalty for slow play in the second round of the Masters.

The Dongguan schoolboy will be 287 days ...

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