Name:Yong-eun "Y.E." Yang
Born:Jan 15, 1972 in Seogwipo, Jeju Island, South Korea.
Original/Home Club:Sindo-ri, Jeju Island, South Korea.
Played as The Crowns (April 26-29; Japan Tr event). Second-placed Jung-gon Hwang (S Kor) and Anthony Quayle (Aus) finished 4 shots behind Yang Yong-eun (S Kor; known as "Y.E." Yang), who recorded his fifth Japan Tour win. [Wago course, Nagoya GC, Aichi, Jpn].
Played as the Kolon Korea Open (Oct 7-10; OneAsia/Korean Trs event). Second-placed Bi-o Kim (S Kor) and Ho-sung Choi (S Kor) finished 2 shots behind Yong-eun "Y.E." Yang (S Kor). [Woo Jeong Hills CC, Cheonan, S Korea].
Played as the Volvo China Open (April 15-18; OneAsia/European Tours event). Second-placed Rhys Davies (Wales) and Stephen Dodd (Wales) finished 2 shots behind Yong-eun "Y.E." Yang (S Kor), who recorded the last of his three European Tour wins. [Jinji Lake GC, Suzhou, Jiangsu, China].
The US PGA Championship (91st) (Aug 13-16). Second-placed Tiger Woods (USA) finished 3 shots behind Yong-eun "Y.E." Yang (S Kor). Yang became the first Asian-born player to win one of golf's four major championships, and the first to overturn a Tiger Woods 54-hole lead in a Major. [Hazeltine National GC, Chaska, Minn.].
Played as the Honda Classic (March 5-8). Second-placed John Rollins (USA) finished 1 shot behind first-time PGA Tour winner Yong-eun "Y.E." Yang (S Kor). [Champion course, PGA National Resort, Palm Beach Gdns, FL].
Played as the Kolon-Hana Bank Korea Open (Sept 21-24; Asian/Korean Trs event). Second-placed Ji-man Kang (S Kor) finished 3 shots behind Yong-eun "Y.E." Yang (S Kor). [Woo Jeong Hills CC, Cheonan, S Korea].
Played as the HSBC Champions (Nov 9-12; Asian/Eurpn Trs event; Eurpn Tr 2007 season opener). Second-placed Tiger Woods (USA) finished 2 shots behind first-time European Tour winner Yong-eun "Y.E." Yang (S Kor). [Sheshan Intl GC, Shanghai, China].
Ryder Cup: Rome plays host to the first ever Ryder Cup to be staged in Italy, with the USA defending golf’s greatest team trophy at Marco Simone Golf & Country Club (Sept 29-Oct 1).
Solheim Cup: also in September, also in southern Europe, the 18th Solheim Cup will be contested at Finca Cortesin on the Costa del Sol, with Europe defending after their surprise win in Toledo, Inverness Club (Ohio) in 2021 (Sept 22-24).
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Céline Boutier: with many successes as both an amateur and professional golfer, Boutier added a major championship title to her impressive résumé at this year’s Evian Championship.
Alex Cejka: buffeted by rain and high winds, especially on the high-scoring final day, Čejka prevailed over Pádraig Harrington in a playoff at Royal Porthcawl, to scoop the Senior Open Championship title.
Marco Simone Golf & Country Club: With a clubhouse that might befit a Roman Emperor, and a golf course to match, you can be sure of a memorable outing at Rome's most talked about golf facility.
Jim Fazio's original layout was much changed to create a modern Ryder Cup course ... now one of the Eternal City's (and Italy's) most revered.
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