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By Michael Taube
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Topic - Matteo Manassero
Augusta National added 14 players to the field for the Masters when the final world ranking of the year was published Monday.
The road less traveled brought Peter Uihlein back to a familiar place. He was home in South Florida, finally, after a remarkable golf season that took some unexpected turns while covering six tours in 18 countries, three U.S. states and Puerto Rico.
Two weeks after enjoying the perks of a U.S. Open champion, from dining with the prime minister to watching the Wimbledon men's final from the Royal Box, Justin Rose led a parade of stars exiting the British Open.
Jokes about Sergio Garcia and fried chicken, very popular with some fans at last month's U.S. Open, apparently aren't a staple of British diets.
The field for the 142nd British Open golf championship, which starts Thursday at Muirfield. Players listed in only the first category for which they qualified:
A capsule look at 20 contenders for the British Open golf championship, to be played July 18-21 at Muirfield (listed in predicted order of finish):
Simon Khan bounced back from losing the BMW PGA Championship in a playoff by qualifying for the U.S. Open on Monday.
Boo Weekley made three consecutive birdies in the middle of his round to take the lead at Colonial, and finished with a 4-under 66 on Sunday for his first PGA Tour victory in five years.
At some point after he won the 1986 Masters, Jack Nicklaus lost two major championships. He's just not sure when.
There was a time when a 14-year-old on the PGA Tour would be considered big news.
Guan Tianlang will surely remember his first trip to the Masters.
Guan Tianlang, the14-year-old Chinese golfer and the youngest competitor to ever play in the Masters, was assessed a one-stroke penalty for slow play in Friday's second round. The Masters follows the Rules of Golf as written by the U.S. Golf Association and the Royal & Ancient. Like all tournament committees the Masters can supplement those with local rules. Below is the Masters' statement on Guan's penalty:
History is one of Guan Tianlang's favorite subjects in school.
A list of how teenagers have fared on the PGA Tour:
"We're an option for American guys, especially now that Q-school works a little strange," Matteo Manassero of Italy said. "They can come here and get a full card. I'm happy to see Peter making the effort here. He deserved all the success he got. It's a different tour. But if you make an experience here as an American, I think it can help."
He did have plenty to say, however, about whether to be surprised by the accomplishment of youngsters like himself, Spieth and 14-year-old Chinese sensation Guan Tianlang.