Guan Tianlang still living large

Guan Tianlang at Atlanta Hawks game
Guan Tianlang via Twitter
"Go Hawks... this is my first time watching live NBA game," said Guan Tianlang on Twitter Tuesday night.

Series: Golf Buzz

Published: Tuesday, April 16, 2013 | 11:11 p.m.

Spending last week at Augusta National was apparently just the start of the fun for Chinese teenager Guan Tianlang.

Guan's father celebrated his birthday on Sunday, and the youngster gave him the silver cup he received as low amateur at the Masters. Happy birthday, Pops – you'll always remember this one!

On Monday, Guan accepted a sponsor invitation to play in next week's Zurich Classic in New Orleans. Guan, it turns out, actually spent a month in the New Orleans area last year and has practiced at Lakewood Golf Club, not far from TPC Louisiana, the host venue for the Zurich Classic.

And on Tuesday, he attended his first NBA game in Atlanta, where he saw the Hawks take on the Toronto Raptors.

After he finished his final round at the Masters on Sunday, Guan said he planned to hit the books and catch up on a little schoolwork. I haven't seen any indication as to when he might be headed back to the public school he attends in China.

And while we're talking about ''the Kid,'' the nickname by which he became known at the Masters, did you know that he had no three-putts at Augusta and nothing worse than a bogey on his scorecard?