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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. Aug 1 - 9:25 PM

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Y.E. Yang turns his attention to Royal Montreal Golf Club for this week's RBC Canadian Open.

Yang enters the week on a tailspin, missing eight consecutive cuts, to fall from 139th to 163rd in the FedExCup standings. During that eight event stretch, he's played the par 4s at 39-over-par. Not a good sign of things to come this week as Royal Montreal Golf Club’s Blue Course will feature 12 of those pesky par 4s. Gamers can safely avoid this week and the foreseeable future.
Source: PGATOUR.com
Jul 22 - 11:01 AM

Y.E. Yang makes his fifth start in the Travelers Championship at TPC River Highlands later this week.

Yang has only secured one paycheck for his troubles, and that was a T51 in 2009. Considering that was the best year of his career, featuring a win at the PGA Championship just two months later, expectations should be low. He is currently 154th in the FedExCup standings and has missed his last four cuts.
Source: PGATOUR.com
Jun 17 - 9:21 PM

Y.E. Yang makes his sixth consecutive visit to the Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial this week.

The first five haven't been much to write home about, missing four cuts and mixing in a T31 in 2012 for good measure. He's never shot better than a 2-over-par 72 in the first round of this event, so expect him to be behind the eight ball early. He is 148th in the FedExCup standings and without a top 20 this season.
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May 21 - 2:43 PM

Y.E. Yang returns to Quail Hollow for this week's Wells Fargo Championship after a four-year recess.

In 2009, Yang found himself in contention here, entering Sunday inside the top 10 before settling for a T11 finish. As expected, his game has declined with age and top-15 finishes like that are no longer routine. In fact, Yang has only posted three top 25s since the beginning of 2012, and should only be considered in deeper formats.
Source: PGATOUR.com
Apr 29 - 11:06 AM

Y.E. Yang is set to compete in his fifth Shell Houston Open this week.

All of his efforts have occurred at the current venue of the Golf Club of Houston, with the first coming in 2008. His T29 in 2012, also his last trip, was the best. He's 141st in the FedExCup standings, so Yang could use a good week. He has made his last three cuts, so perhaps form is beginning to turn in the right direction.
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Apr 1 - 9:41 PM

Y.E. Yang is set to compete in his fifth Shell Houston Open this week.

All of his efforts have occurred at the current venue of the Golf Club of Houston, with the first coming in 2008. His T29 in 2012, also his last trip, was the best. He's 141st in the FedExCup standings, so Yang could use a good week. He has made his last three cuts, so perhaps form is beginning to turn in the right direction.
Source: PGATOUR.com
Apr 1 - 9:41 PM

Y.E. Yang spun a 4-under-par 34-34=68 for his opening round of the Puerto Rico Open.

The 2009 PGA champion is 7-for-10 this season, but he's just 146th in FedExCup points in the absence of a top 25. Perhaps Puerto Rico offers an elixir. He hit only 11 greens in regulation but circled five birdies against one bogey (at the par-4 fourth hole, his 13th of the round). He cozied up two strokes off the clubhouse lead.
Mar 6 - 4:29 PM

Overnight co-leader Y.E. Yang faded to a 2-over-par 36-37=73 in his second round of the Waste Management Phoenix Open.

He was nine strokes higher today and reached the halfway point at 5-under 137, seven back of the 36-hole clubhouse co-leaders. Yang hit only 11 greens in regulation today and missed four looks inside 10 feet, all on his inward side. Overall, he outbalanced three birdies with three bogeys and a double.
Jan 31 - 7:48 PM

Y.E. Yang grabbed outright possession of the clubhouse lead at the Waste Management Phoenix Open with a 7-under-par 34-30=64 in his opening round.

Whoa. Yang is 5-for-7 on the season but hasn't posted a top 25 on the PGA TOUR since the Honda Classic nearly 11 months ago. And he hadn't scored this low since a closing 63 at the Sony Open last year. He missed only one green in regulation at TPC Scottsdale today, but his only bogey came in the form of a three-putt from just inside 67 feet at the par-3 seventh holes. Elsewhere he circled a field-high eight birdies, including conversions from 11'4" and 26'8" at Nos. 10 and 14, respectively.
Jan 30 - 3:14 PM

Y.E. Yang makes his fourth appearance in the Sony Open at Waialae Country Club.

While he's only teed it up here on three other occasions, he's never missed a cut and twice tied for 20th. Playing in the last year of the exemption afforded to him as the winner of the 2009 PGA Championship, he's already made three of four cuts to start the 2013-14 season. While all signs point towards another weekend tee time, not much suggests that he will contend.
Source: PGATOUR.com
Jan 8 - 8:35 PM

Y.E. Yang garnered a five-year PGA TOUR exemption for his 2009 PGA Championship win, meaning he must now fight for his future status during the 2013-14 season.

This doesn't appear to be lost on Yang, as he's already made three (of four) cuts to start the 2013-14 season, with a T33 at the Frys.com Open the best, in the Fall Series. To give that some perspective, he only made 19 starts during the 2013 season so he seems to have saved up some energy for this important campaign. He finished 172nd in the 2013 FedExCup standings and 176th on the money list last season. Identical results in 2013-14 would drop him all the way down to Past Champion status for 2014-15. All that to say, expect the Korean to make plenty of starts early in 2014 with plenty on the line.
Tue, Dec 3, 2013 03:59:00 PM

Y.E. Yang will have a renewed sense of urgency as he begins the 2013-14 season at the Frys.com Open.

After winning the PGA Championship in 2009, he was rewarded with a five-year exemption onto the PGA TOUR. Basic math explains that he is beginning his fifth year of that run, and must win again or finish inside the top 125 of the FedExCup standings or PGA TOUR money list if he is to continue his lofty status. That this is his first start in this tournament since that major win suggests his schedule reflects his need to perform.
Source: PGATOUR.com
Wed, Oct 9, 2013 09:01:00 PM

Y.E. Yang tied for 32nd in The Open Championship last week and now turns his attention to the RBC Canadian Open.

Yang has broken a streak of seven missed cuts with a three-tournament run beginning at AT&T National. He tied for eighth at Glen Abbey in 2009 just three weeks before he won the PGA Championship, so he's tasted success. He ranks outside the top 100 in both ball-striking and strokes gained-putting.
Source: PGATOUR.com
Wed, Jul 24, 2013 09:03:00 PM

Y.E. Yang will tee it up in the Travelers Championship for the fourth time later this week.

TPC River Highlands hasn't exactly been Yang's most profitable stop on the PGA TOUR, missing two of his cuts and sharing 51st in 2009. Considering 2009 was the year he won the PGA Championship, consider his form in that event to be at its best. Since he ranks 122nd in FedExCup points at the moment, he's nowhere near his top form. Gamers should sit this one out.
Source: PGATOUR.com
Tue, Jun 18, 2013 10:11:00 PM