YE YANG (100+)

2013 Masters Tournament

YE YANG fact file

Country:  South Korea

Date of Birth:  15/01/1972

Height:  5ft 9in

Turned Pro:  1996

The first Asian-born player to win a major championship, Ye Yang is one of the most recognisable faces in the sport throughout Asia. Yang surpassed Asian compatriots, Lu Liang-Huan, Isao Aoki and Tze-Chung Chen by winning the 2009 PGA Championship, overcoming a two-shot deficit to beat Tiger Woods to the title. Ye Yang now has membership for both the European Tour and the US PGA Tour and has amassed 11 professional tournament victories since turning professional in 1996. Interestingly, Yang is a self-taught golfer and only took up the game full-time after mandatory service in the South Korean military. A brief snapshot of Ye Yang's 'what's in the bag?' shows he endorses TaylorMade drivers and irons as well as the revolutionary Odyssey White Hot 2-ball putter.


2010  Volvo China Open
2009  PGA Championship
2006  HSBC Champions


2009  PGA Championship
2009  Honda Classic


2010  Kolon Korea Open
2006  Kolon-Hana Bank Korea Open
2006  Suntory Open
2005  Coca-Cola Tokai Classic
2004  Asahi-Ryokuken Yomiuri Memorial
2004  Sun Chlorella Classic
2002  SBS Championship