|* Calculated on holes #2 and #14|
|Y. E. Yang +14|
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.