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Y.E. Yang

Team: PGA Golfer
Age / DOB:  (44) / 1/15/1972
Ht / Wt:  5'9" / 195

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Former tournament champion YE Yang returns to the Volvo China Open at Topwin Golf & CC.
Winner of this event in 2010, his defense the following year saw him miss the cut and he’s not appeared since. China holds fond memories, though, being where he made his main tour breakthrough when claiming the 2006 HSBC Champions tournament. More recently he was, in 2015, T4 in Shenzhen International and T7 in the Hong Kong Open, but he was only T54 last week. That was his first outing since finishing T49 in the last week of January in the Asian Tour’s Singapore Open. Apr 26 - 10:57 AM

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Y.E. Yang heads to Fanling this week to play in the UBS Hong Kong Open for the eighth time.

The Korean is 5-for-7 in this event with a best of T7 in 2011 while he also cracked the top 20 in 2010. He sits 80th on this season's Race To Dubai but gamers should note that his best result is a T4 in the Shenzhen International in China. Yang also finished runner-up in the 2012 China Masters so is worth a close look when he ventures to this corner of the globe. Last time out, the 2009 PGA Championship winner took T38 in the British Masters at Woburn. His only other top 10 this season came in July's Scottish Open.
Wed, Oct 21, 2015 04:37:00 AM

Y.E. Yang will head to the British Masters at Woburn in England this week to contest his 17th European Tour event of the season.

Yang is 77th on the Race To Dubai with best finishes of T4 at the Shenzhen International in China and T10 in the Scottish Open. He posted T43 in last week's Alfred Dunhill Links Championship. The winner of the 2009 PGA Championship has three top 25s in his last five starts on English soil, including T22 in May's BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth. This will be his debut on the Marquess course at Woburn.
Tue, Oct 6, 2015 06:31:00 AM

Y.E. Yang recorded the 42nd hole-in-one on the European Tour this season in his third round at the Open d'Italia.

We'll give it a mention today because, if you like symmetry or perhaps had a side bet, this latest ace means the European and PGA TOURs have both witnessed the exact same number of hole-in-ones this season (42). Yang levelled the scores up after sinking a 9-iron at the 143-yard 12th hole at Golf Club Milano. That was the clear highlight of a 3-under-par 36-33=69 that put him T41 on the leaderboard with 18 to play.
Sat, Sep 19, 2015 12:13:00 PM

Y.E. Yang slots in at 70th on the Race To Dubai ahead of this week's KLM Open at Kennemer in Zandvoort.

The winner of the 2009 PGA Championship has been piecing together a steady season on the European Tour with four top 25s from 12 starts, highlighted by a T4 in the Shenzhen International in China. His last two appearances on the European mainland have resulted in T10 at the Scottish Open and T16 in the European Masters where he was halfway leader. Yang will be making his debut in the KLM Open.
Tue, Sep 8, 2015 05:27:00 AM

With a walk-off birdie, former winner Y.E. Yang hung up a 2-under-par 35-35=70 in round one of the 97th PGA Championship.

The 2009 champion has missed three cuts out of five in this event since taking down Tiger Woods at Hazeltine but is on course to make the weekend at Whistling Straits after putting up one of the best scores so far in the windier afternoon conditions. The Korean suffered a double bogey-6 at 13 and carded a bogey at 4 but circled birdies at 11, 16, 17, 2 and 9. Three of those came via short conversions at par 5s. Yang, who concluded his round with a 5'4" birdie putt at 9, split 10 (of 14) fairways and hit 12 greens in regulation. He's four swings behind leader Dustin Johnson and currently T15 on the leaderboard.
Thu, Aug 13, 2015 07:03:00 PM

Y.E. Yang put it in reverse with a 4-over-par 37-37=74 in round three of the Omega European Masters at Crans-sur-Sierre in Switzerland.

From one behind at halfway, the Korean is now four shots off the pace at 8-under 202 after his disappointing day in the Swiss Alps. Yang had to wait until the 15th hole for his first and only birdie of the day while he swallowed bogeys at 1, 4, 11, 16 and 17. After hitting 15 greens in regulation on both Thursday and Friday, the 2009 PGA Championship winner only found 10 today and was just 3-for-8 in scrambling. Despite shooting 4-over, Yang still has a realistic shot at victory on Sunday as, apart from leaders Danny Willett and Matt Fitzpatrick, only two other players are in front of him.
Sat, Jul 25, 2015 12:38:00 PM

Y.E. Yang scorched Crans-sur-Sierre for a 7-under-par 31-32=63 in round two to take a share of the halfway lead at the Omega European Masters in Switzerland.

Yang's bogey-free lap of the par 70 on Friday morning featured birdies at 10, 14, 15, 18, 1, 5 and 7 and put him at 12-under 128 alongside fellow Korean Baek Seuk-hyun. "The conditions were ideal and my putting was good as well, so I’m very happy," said Yang, who split 10 (of 13) fairways, hit 15 greens in regulation and took 27 putts. "I managed to judge the ball distance better as the ball flies ten per cent further due to the altitude -- it’s beautiful, with the mountains and scenery." Yang has been gradually climbing the world rankings again this year after slumping to 652nd in late 2014. A T10 at the Scottish Open on his last start two weeks ago lifted him to 341st.
Fri, Jul 24, 2015 09:23:00 AM

Y.E. Yang heads to Germany this week to make his first start in the BMW International Open since 2007.

The Korean shot 77-70 at Golfclub München Eichenried eight years ago and failed to cash but that came during a run where he missed nine of 12 cuts and didn't post a top 50 in the other three so let's not judge him on that. Of more interest to gamers is Yang's recent resurgence on the European Tour. In his last three starts the winner of the 2009 PGA Championship has finished T4 at the Shenzhen International, T28 in the Open de Espana and T22 in the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth. That's lifted him up to 83rd on the Race To Dubai and it appears he's got his career back on track again after sliding to 652nd in the world rankings in late 2014.
Wed, Jun 24, 2015 04:57:00 AM

Y.E. Yang has chosen to compete in this week's Singha Corporation Thailand Open instead of the FedEx St. Jude Classic.

Yang was included in the published field for the SJC when it was released on Friday afternoon. Now 43 years of age, he's no longer fully exempt on the PGA TOUR and shouldn't populate any roster even though he's 2-for-3 this season. The 2009 PGA champion sits 222nd in the FedExCup standings.
Mon, Jun 8, 2015 11:20:00 AM

Y.E. Yang compiled a 4-under-par 35-33=68 to sit just one stroke off the lead after his opening lap in the BMW PGA Championship.

Mark this down as a semi-surprise. Although Yang slumped to 652nd in the world rankings after missing the cut in last year's Hong Kong Open, the 2009 PGA Championship winner has climbed back to 408th after two top fives in his last three starts. The Korean stared slowly today with an even-par front nine but circled birdies at 10, 13, 15 and 17 to move one behind leader Robert Karlsson. This is his first appearance at Wentworth since a T24 in 2011.
Thu, May 21, 2015 09:34:00 AM

Y.E. Yang brings a suitcase full of course history into this week's Honda Classic.

Yang hoisted the hardware in 2009, finished runner-up in 2011, and secured a T18 in 2013. As you may notice, there is a alternating pattern of top results every other year. In all seriousness, Yang is just 0-for-1 on the season and only 3-for-7 overseas since the completion of the 2013-14 season. His course history makes him a threat but gamers can't really complain if the cards don't fall in their favor by week's end.
Wed, Feb 25, 2015 08:02:00 PM

Y.E. Yang returns to his home continent to contest the European Tour's Maybank Malaysian Open at Kualu Lumpur G&CC.

This is actually the 2009 PGA Champion's first start at the course while his most recent appearance in Malaysia resulted in a T24 at the Asia Pacific Classic. The South Korean has been active on the European Tour for the last three weeks and made two cuts out of three on the Gulf Swing -- a T31 in Abu Dhabi and a T47 in last week's Dubai Desert Classic. He's not had a top 10 on the PGA TOUR since the 2011 Barclays and can point to just one top five (in a Japan Tour event) anywhere since October 2012.
Mon, Feb 2, 2015 04:48:00 PM

Y.E. Yang embarks on his 2014-15 PGA TOUR season at the Country Club of Jackson in the Sanderson Farms Championship.

Yang's five-year exemption from winning the PGA Championship expired when he failed to crack the top 125 in the FedExCup standings or the PGA TOUR money list last season. He is now only playing with Past Champion Status. He recorded just one top-25 finish in 28 starts last season, so clearly he's fallen a long way from where he was at Hazeltine National Golf Club in 2009.
Wed, Nov 5, 2014 08:03:00 PM

Y.E. Yang was disqualified from the Barracuda Championship following his second round when he signed an incorrect scorecard.

Yang is listed for carding a 3-over-par 36-39=75 worth minus-1 point. He completed 36 holes with 5 points and wasn't going to make the cut anyway. We don't have the details, but given that the Modified Stableford scoring system is in play this week and that this marked Yang's debut in the format, at least at this tournament, it's fair to wonder why this doesn't happen more often. That aside, the timing of another lost opportunity couldn't be worse for the 2009 PGA champion. He entered the week having missed nine consecutive cuts and sitting 166th on the FedExCup points list. His exemption for his win at Hazeltine expires in two weeks at the Wyndham Championship.
Fri, Aug 1, 2014 09:25:00 PM