Guan Tian-lang will become the youngest player to compete on the European Tour when the 13-year-old tees off in the China Open on Thursday.Guan, who will be 13 years and 173 days, will beat the record of compatriot Lo Shik-kai, who was 107 days older at the 2003 Hong Kong Open.
Guan booked his place in the 156-man field after finishing fourth in a mid-China qualifying event.
Also in the field are Scotland's Paul Lawrie and England's Ian Poulter and Paul Casey.
"My goal now is to be the youngest player ever to make the cut in a European Tour event, and I think if I can shoot level par or better I'll have a good chance to do that," said Guan.
The youngest player to make a European Tour cut is Jason Hak, who played all 72 holes at the Hong Kong Open as a 14-year-old amateur in 2009.
Guan started playing golf at the age of four and has claimed numerous age group titles around the world.
He won the World Junior crown in San Diego last year by a 11 shots after a nine-under-par 63 on the opening day.
Belgium's Nicolas Colsaerts won last year's tournament by four strokes, his first and only win on the European Tour.