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].
Women’s major championships: the month of June sees two women’s majors: the US Women’s Open (June 3-6), with A Lim Kim defending, and the Women’s PGA Championship (June 24-27), with Sei Young Kim defending.
Senior PGA Championship: the revered Southern Hills in Oklahoma hosts the 81st staging of this event (May 27-30); Ken Tanigawa holds the title from its last playing in 2019.
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