The withdrawal of Paul Casey on Monday allowed 14-year-old Andy Zhang to get a berth in this week's U.S. Open in San Francisco, which will make him the youngest player in U.S. Open history.
Zhang is originally from China, but now lives in Florida and attends the IMG Leadbetter Academy in Bradenton, Fla.
He lost in a playoff at the Florida Sectional qualifier last Monday at Black Diamond in Lecanto, Fla. He finished with rounds of 70-72. But Zhang earned a spot when Casey withdrew.
Zhang is 14 years and 6 months old. The youngest player in an Open previously was Tadd Fujikawa, who was 15 years, 5 months old.
Zhang was already in San Francisco when the withdrawal was announced and has already signed in for the week.
Zhang, who has been in the United States since he was 10, is already 6 feet tall and weighs 185 pounds.
He signed up for a Tuesday morning practice session and will play alongside Masters winner Bubba Watson and Australian star Aaron Baddeley.