The youngest winners in golfing history

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Aged 21, Matt Fitzpatrick became the youngest ever winner of the prestigious British Masters at Woburn at the weekend. And here we pay tribute to golf's most successful young guns - players who made their mark at a ridiculously early age.

The youngest champions…

The Masters – Tiger Woods in 1997 at 21 years, 3 months, 14 days

US Open - John J. McDermott in 1911 at 19 years, 10 months, 14 days

Open Championship - Young Tom Morris in 1868 at 17 years, 5 months, 8 days

US PGA Championship - Gene 'The Squire' Sarazen in 1922 at 20 years, 5 months, 22 days

US PGA Tour Winner – Harry Cooper 19 years, 4 days, 1923 Galveston Open

European Tour - Matteo Manassero 17 and 188 days, 2010 Castello Masters

More amazing feats by potential stars of the future…

*Guan Tianlang played in the 2013 Masters aged 14 years, 5 months, 18 days

*Lydia Ko, aged just 18 years, 4 months and 20 days old, became the youngest major winner in LPGA history when clinching this year’s Evian Championship.