YANG Y. E.

Y. E. YANG

KOR

Biography

ResidenceSeoul, South Korea, Dallas, Texas, USA
Date of Birth:15/01/1972
Place of BirthJeju-do, South Korea
Height & Weight5' 10 12st 13lbs (176cm 82kg)
InterestsSports, fishing
Web Sitewww.imgworld.com
Turned Pro1996
Qualifying School(Joined Tour by winning the HSBC Champions 2007), 2016*

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Biography

Born in South Korea, he turned professional in 1996, was voted Korean PGA Tour Rookie of the Yea r in 1997 and, prior to winning the HSBC Champions, plied his trade on the Japan Golf Tour, winning four times from 2004. Became then only the third Korean to win on the European Tour, following in the footsteps of KJ Choi and Charlie Wi. Made history at the US PGA Championship in 2009, when he became the first Asian Major winner and the first man to come from behind to beat Tiger Woods in the final round of a Major. Added a third European Tour title at the 2010 Volvo China Open.

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European Tour Wins3
Wins this season0
Current Rankings
OWGR722
Biggest European Tour Prize:: € 942,126 (2009)

Teams

Professional World Cup 2009 Presidents Cup 2009, 11 Royal Trophy 2007, 12 (winners), 13 (Captain)

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