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Y.E. Yang (KOR)
Y.E. Yang
Korea
January 15, 1972
Jeju-do, Korea
39
5-9
190
Southlake, Texas
1996
U.S. OPEN 2010 SCORES
POSITION: STATUS: -HOLE: F
ROUND:1234TOTAL
SCORES:7383156
U.S. OPEN HISTORY
2005 (Pinehurst)
2
R1-73 (2010 Pebble Beach)
MC
$4,000
5
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CUMULATIVE STATISTICS

* Calculated on holes #2 and #14
   Y. E. Yang +14
    Y. E. Yang  Field Average
Fairways Hit
 60.71%
 64.86%
*Avg. Driving Distance
 262.50
 283.21
Sand Saves
Greens Hit
Putts Per Hole


CHAMPIONSHIP RECAP

 EAGLESBIRDIESPARSBOGEYSDOUBLE BOGEYSOTHERS
Round 10212400
Round 2019512
Total0321912

PERSONAL NOTES

First player to defeat Tiger Woods at a major championship when the World No. 1 owned a 54-hole lead. Yang accomplished the feat at the 2009 PGA Championship at Hazeltine National G.C. in Chaska, Minn., hitting a memorable hybrid into the 72nd hole for a tap-in birdie and a three-stroke win over Woods.

Also claimed the 2009 Honda Classic for his first PGA Tour victory

Owns five wins on the Japan Golf Tour, two each on the Asian Tour and European Tour

The fourth of eight children

Originally learned the game by teaching himself; brother recommended he try hitting balls at a local range and Yang eventually learned swing fundamentals by watching the movements of players who visited his golf club (Jeju's Ora Country Club).

Tore his ACL while learning to use an excavator for a construction company. After recovering from his knee injury, he began mandatory service in the Korean military at the age of 21.

Pursued pro golf career once he left the military.

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