Thursday 23 November 2017

Zhang to make history

Andy Zhang hits a drive on the 16th hole during a practice round for the U.S. Open Championship golf tournament in San Francisco. Photo: AP
Andy Zhang hits a drive on the 16th hole during a practice round for the U.S. Open Championship golf tournament in San Francisco. Photo: AP

A 14-year-old is set to become the youngest player in US Open history this week. Beijing-born Andy Zhang, now based in Florida, was informed late on Monday that Paul Casey's withdrawal with a shoulder injury had opened up a place for him.

Zhang has lived in the States since he was 10, having taken up golf at six.

The Chinese teenager is not the youngest player in Major history. He will be 14 years and six months tomorrow, while Young Tom Morris first played in the Open Championship at 14 years and four months in 1865.

Irish Independent

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