This Friday’s shots of 69 (-3) and another 74 (+2) is a milestone in golf history. By Taiwanese Hsieh Cheng-Wei, the Taiwanese boy was just 14 years and 33 days old and thanks to those two cards, he got his first result in a professional tournament in his debut career.
He did so at the Links International, the Asian Tour, where he was penalized, making him the youngest player in history to play in a prestigious event over the weekend.
Hsieh Cheng-Wei, Results
Or at least relatively elite, because although it is part of the ecosystem of the great circuits, the Asian Tour is now a challenge for the PGA and DP World Tour, the real objects of interest of professional aspiring golfers. LIV.
Regardless, Cheng Wei beat the record held by China’s Guan Tianlang by 14 years and 169 days at the 2013 Masters. And even more tellingly, although with some exceptions, Tiger Woods, whose records have long been considered a legend, did not achieve this until he was only 19 years old.
He did it, yes, in a whole Augusta Masters, basically, the highest level in this sport. “I didn’t kick well. I wasn’t good off the tee either, especially on the last nine holes. It’s not that hard, I just didn’t play my best.
I was nervous at the end because I wasn’t playing well. I didn’t have high expectations. I tried to do my best,” he commented on Taiwan’s singles at the end of the second round. Whether this is the start of something big or a bright chapter in a small career, only time will tell.
Eldrick Tront Woods was born to an African American father, Earl, and a Thai mother, Kultida. He was given the nickname “Tiger” by his father He started playing golf from the time he could walk and was soon considered a prodigy.
In the year In 1990, at the age of fifteen, he was the youngest golfer to win the National Junior Championship, a feat that proved successful over the next two years. After winning three consecutive US Championship titles on the amateur circuit (1994, 1995 and 1996), he turned professional, winning two circuit races in his first year.