12-year-old Ye Wo-cheng European Tour's youngest player at China Open; played in Masters

A Chinese golf prodigy will set the record for the youngest player in a European Tour event.

When Ye Wo-cheng tees off at the China Open on Thursday, he'll be the youngest in a European Tour event at 12 years, 242 days.

Guan made history last month when he became the youngest to compete in the Masters. He also made the cut.

The Dongguan schoolboy will be 287 days younger than compatriot Guan Tian-lang, who was 13 years, 177 days when he competed in last year's China Open.

Ye qualified for the China Open, rallying from a late double bogey to secure the last of four qualifying places.

His coach, Englishman David Watson, says his ability to listen and respond "is way above the norm."