Y.E. Yang

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Korean star Y.E. Yang shot to fame in 2009 when he became the first Asian to win a Major by overtaking American Tiger Woods in the final round of the US PGA Championship. He also claimed the Honda Classic that year for his first win on the US PGA Tour.

He is a multiple winner in Asia having won in Japan, China and Korea.

Impressively, the Korean has won four times on the Japan Golf Tour Organisation but his big breakthrough win came in the 2006 HSBC Champions in China, a WGC event. He defeated Woods by two shots on that occasion.

Following a dip in form he bounced back last year by winning the Qualifying School in Japan.

Date of birth: January 15, 1972
Country: South Korea
Year turned professional: 1996

Career victories:

2010: Volvo China Open, Kolon Korea Open
2009: The Honda Classic, US PGA Championship
2006: Suntory Open, Japan, Korea Open, HSBC Champions, China
2005: Coca-Cola Tokai Classic, Japan
2004: Sun Chlorella Classic, Japan, Asahi-Ryokuken Yomiuri Memorial, Japan
2002: SBS Championship, Korea

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