2013 Masters cut line: Tianlang Guan on edge of missing weekend at Augusta

Mike Ehrmann

The cut line is jumping around late on Friday afternoon, but Tianlang Guan is currently safe, even after a 1-stroke penalty.

It's the late afternoon on Friday at Augusta, which means half the field is sweating it out as the cut line moves around at the 2013 Masters. Augusta Chairman Billy Payne announced changes to the cut on Wednesday, instituting the new specifications immediately. The top 50 players (and ties) as well as anyone 10 strokes from the lead will make the cut, expanding it from the previous mark of the top 44 (and ties). With the final group of the day making their way towards the ninth hole, the cut line stands at 5-over.

The most notable player hovering right around the cut line is 14-year old amateur Tianlang Guan, who finished his second round at 4-over. He did not make that amount of strokes, however, as Guan was assessed a controversial one-shot penalty for slow play on the 17th hole. Without the penalty, he likely would have been safely inside the cut line at 3-over. Guan gave a gracious interview after the round, but now he must go through an agonizing two-hour wait to see if the cut line holds at 5-over. He would break Matteo Mannassero's record as the youngest player to ever make the weekend at The Masters.

Here's the group of names who are currently at 5-over and would miss the weekend if scores held as they are right now:

Jamie Donaldson 5 F
Martin Laird 5 F
George Coetzee 5 F
Matteo Manassero 5 F
Y.E. Yang 5 F
Larry Mize 5 F
Mike Weir 5 14
Stewart Cink 5 10
Ian Poulter 5 9
Louis Oosthuizen 6 F
Ted Potter, Jr. 6 17
Nicolas Colsaerts 6 9
John Merrick 7 F
Ben Curtis 7 F
Mark O'Meara 7 F
Michael Weaver (a) 8 F
T.J. Vogel 8 13
Thaworn Wiratchant 8 10
Russell Henley 9 F
Kevin Streelman 9 17
Steven Fox (a) 9 9
Padraig Harrington 9 7
Francesco Molinari 11 F
Nathan T. Smith (a) 11 F
Tom Watson 12 17
Craig Stadler 14 F
Hunter Mahan 14 F
Ian Woosnam 14 F
Alan Dunbar (a) 16 F
Ben Crenshaw 20 F
Hiroyuki Fujita 20 F

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14-year old Tianlang Guan’s incredible day

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