Tuesday, April 08, 2014

guan Guan Tianlang stands with his caddie on the 8th hole during the final round of the 2013 Masters. (Getty Images)

“I’ve been around many good [junior] players, and they tend to not be your normal Justin Bieber–singing, wanting-to-be-popular, obsessed-with-Twitter teenagers,” Foley says. “They are more mature. They seem shy, but I don’t find that to be true. I just think they’re hyperfocused. And that’s not normal for a 14-year-old.”

"One of the most deliberate practice players I've ever seen is Tiger [Woods], but I've never seen anyone like Guan at this age," Foley says. "He may hit balls for two hours, but he might not hit more than 50 shots."

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