Y.E. Yang

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Age: 49 years old
Place of Birth: Seogwipo-si Jeju-do, South Korea
Turned Professional: 1996

Notable Achievements

  • 2018 The Crowns - Japan Tour
  • 2010 Volvo China Open - European Tour
  • 2009 The Honda Classic - PGA Tour
  • 2009 PGA Championship - Major Championship
  • 2006 Kolon-Hana Bank Korea Open - Asian Tour
  • 2006 HSBC Champions - Asian Tour
  • 2006 HSBC Champions - European Tour
  • 2006 Suntory Open - Japan Tour
  • 2005 Coca-Cola Tokai Classic - Japan Tour
  • 2004 Sun Chlorella Classic - Japan Tour
  • 2004 Asahi-Ryokuken Yomiuri Memorial - Japan Tour

In 2009 Y.E Yang created history by becoming the first Asian male golfer to win a major championship by staring down and defeating Tiger Woods at the PGA Championship.

Yang has won on the USPGA, European, Asian and Japan Tours and he showed by winning the significant Crowns Tournament in Japan his game is still in very good shape despite his age.

No stranger to New Zealand, Yang spent three years in the country, prior to turning professional, developing his craft and his impact on Asian golf since, as a result of his international success, has been massive.

Last updated 4 June, 2020

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