20 August 2009

    So Tiger lost the USPGA, but who to? Y.E. Yang factfile

    Tiger Woods' first loss when taking a lead into the fourth round of a major was a massive surprise - almost as much as the identity of the man who beat him. I'm sure Yang will forgive is when we say Y.E. Who? So here's our factfile on the newest major champion in golf.


    Name: Yang Yong-eun
    DOB: 15 January 1972 (1972-01-15) (age 37)
    Country of Birth: South Korea
    Residence: South Korea
    Height: 5ft 9in.
    Weight: 88 kg (190 lb; 13.9 st)


    Turned pro: 1996
    Average driving distance: 292.1 yards
    Major wins: 1
    Previous best performance at a major: Tied for 30 at 2007 Masters
    Pro wins: 9

    What clubs does Yang use?

    DRIVER: TaylorMade r7 Limited (Aldila NV, 75 grams), 8.5 degrees
    3-WOOD: TaylorMade Burner, 13 degrees
    5-WOOD: TaylorMade V Steel, 18 degrees
    HYBRID CLUBS: TaylorMade Rescue TP (19, 21 degrees)
    IRONS (5-PW): TaylorMade r7 TP
    BALL: TaylorMade TP Red LDP

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