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More on Y.E. Yang from the Media Guide

Posted Sunday, August 16th, 2009 06:40 pm GMT -5 in Golf

So who is Y.E. Yang? The 37-year-old South Korean was the last player listed in the Players’ Guide distributed in the Media Center, but may be the best player no one really knows:

  • Ranked 110 in the official world rankings
  • Won the 2009 Honda Classic
  • Before today, earned $1,870,940.66 in 18 PGA events in 2009
  • Has 5 victories on the Japan PGA Tour, 1 victory on the PGA European Tour and 2 on the Korean Tour
  • Played on the PGA Tour the last three years, but had to earn his card at Q-school in 2007 and 2008
  • Beat Tiger Woods once before at the 2007 HSBC Champions tournament
  • Voted Korean PGA Tour Rookie of the Year in 1999
  • Played in two previous PGA Championships: 2005 (T-47) and 2007 (MC)
  • Lowest score on tour in 2009: 65
  • Birthdate: January 15, 1972 (Jeju-do, Korea)
  • Height: 5′ 8″ Weight: 195 pounds
  • Turned professional in 1996; joined PGA Tour in 2007

I listened to Yang’s interpreter get interviewed before the round on the practice range and he said Y.E. speaks very little English and is shy. I’m sure he will be happy to work on that after this week!

Originally published by DK on August 16, 2009 at 6:40 pm

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