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Guan has been looking up to Woods since he was 3 or 4 years old, and “it’s pretty exciting to watch him.”

“I played with him twice in the past couple years, and he gives me many advice and I will say every time I play with him, I feel a lot better and give myself some confidence and it’s very good,” Guan said.

Nicolas Colsaerts is making his Masters debut. The Belgian, however, has the experience of playing major championships and a Ryder Cup last year. Plus, he’s 30.

“I don’t think I would have handled it,” Colsaerts said. “You know, 14, we’re all busy already playing a lot of good golf, but to play Augusta at 14, I think everybody is almost in shock. I hope for him he’s going to enjoy this week as much as I am. I almost feel like I should be considered the same way because this place needs to be treated more as a rookie thing. But, yeah, it’s quite an achievement to get to play Augusta and the Masters at 14 years old.”

There was one question in Chinese, and Guan slowly shook his head waiting for the reporter to finish. As the center of attention this week, the reporter was curious if Guan would feel embarrassed if he plays poorly.

For Guan, it’s more about the experience than the score.

“As I say, I’m not going to push myself too hard, and I’m trying to just enjoy my game, play my best, and hopefully play some good score,” he said.