Y.E. Yang
Seoul, South Korea

Height: 5 ft, 9 in

Weight: 195

Turned Pro: 1996

DOB: 1/15/1972

Bio: Fourth of eight children and the son of vegetable farmers. Once aspired to be a bodybuilder and own his own gym. A knee injury in his late teens ended that dream. Never knew there was a sport called golf until the age of 19, when he started going to a small, local driving range in South Korea on a friend's advice and learned the swing by watching instructional videos. Worked picking up practice balls and would work on his game before the facility opened and late at night after visitors went home. The range had facilities where you could sleep and eat. As required, spent almost two years in the South Korean military, stationed at his home at Jeju Island, south of South Korea, beginning at age 21. Guarded naval port. Traveled to New Zealand after his military duty to pursue a golf career. Practiced and played intensely there over a three-month period. (Bio information from Golfweek research and pgatour.com)

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U.S. Am champ Yang to skip college season

San Diego State sophomore Gunn Yang, who won the 2014 U.S. Amateur, will skip this season to play pro events as an amateur.

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Men's fall countdown: No. 21 San Diego State

The San Diego State Aztecs, led by Xander Schauffele, rank No. 21 in Golfweek's countdown of the top men's college golf teams for fall 2014.

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Women's fall countdown: No. 21 Oklahoma State

The Oklahoma State Cowboys rank No. 21 in Golfweek's countdown of the top women's college golf teams for fall 2014.

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In this issue: Aug. 22, 2014

Inside the Aug. 22, 2014 issue of Golfweek.

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Toy Box Extra e-magazine: August 20, 2014

In this week's edition of Toy Box Extra, we take a look at the equipment that Gunn Yang used to win the U.S. Amateur, as well as a look at Tiger Woods' take on equipment.

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Canadian Pacific Women's Open: Tee times

Two-time defending champion Lydia Ko will share a tee time with Kraft Nabisco Championship winner Lexi Thompson in the first and second rounds of the 2014 Canadian Pacific Women's Open.

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Notes: Strong Barclays field; Villegas' path; more

Thirty-eight of the world’s top 50 and 69 of the top 100 will tee it up at The Barclays on PGA Tour, while Camilo Villegas' path to the FedEx Cup was a rare one; plus more PGA Tour news.

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USGA's O'Toole saved Yang from penalty at U.S. Am

Gunn Yang returned from a 97-minute weather delay at last week's U.S. Amateur, but was interrupted for much different reasons when facing a 15-footer to save par.

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Stein: Remember the name McCarthy

Denny McCarthy's "coming out party" took place at the 2014 U.S. Amateur. After proving himself against some of the best, it should continue through Virginia's college golf season.

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Yang captures unlikely U.S. Amateur title

Gunn Yang was unflappable in holding off Corey Conners to win the 2014 U.S. Amateur title Sunday, overcoming a long weather delay for a 2-and-1 triumph at Atlanta Athletic Club.

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Winner's bag: Gunn Yang at U.S. Amateur

Here's the complete list of clubs Gunn Yang used to win the 2014 U.S. Amateur at Atlanta Athletic Club:

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U.S. Amateur Tracker: Gunn Yang wins title

Sunday's finale at the U.S. Amateur will feature a 2013 semifinalist in Corey Conners and a virtual unknown in Gunn Yang. The duo is scheduled for a 9 a.m. EDT start for the first 18 holes, with a 2:20 p.m. restart for the final 18.

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Yang leads Conners after 18 holes at U.S. Amateur

Corey Conners ended the first 18 holes of the U.S. Amateur's 36-hole final match with a birdie, but will head to a hour-long break 1 down against Gunn Yang.

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Predictions: 2014 U.S. Amateur final

Sunday's U.S. Amateur final will feature Canada's Corey Conners and Korea's Gunn Yang. Check out the picks from Cassie Stein and Nick Masuda, who are on the ground at the Atlanta Athletic Club.

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Storybook week lands Yang in U.S. Am final

Gunn Yang's out-of-nowhere week continued on Saturday, as the San Diego State sophomore secured spots in the 2015 U.S. Open, 2015 Masters and in Sunday's final at the U.S. Amateur with a 19-hole victory over Frederick Wedel.

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Yang, Conners advance to U.S. Amateur finale

Gunn Yang birdied the par-4 10th hole – his 19th of the day – to punch the first ticket into Sunday's championship match at the 114th U.S. Amateur at the Atlanta Athletic Club. He'll face Corey Conners in the finale.

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Wedel, Yang mature quickly on, off the course

When Gunn Yang and Frederick Wedel tee off in the semifinals of the 114th U.S. Amateur on Saturday morning, they'll have more in common than meets the naked eye – including having their dads away from them for long periods of time.

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Predictions: U.S. Amateur semifinals

And then there were four. The semifinalists are set for the 114th U.S. Amateur Championship at Atlanta Athletic Club.

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Predictions: U.S. Amateur quarterfinals

The 114th U.S. Amateur Championship is dwindling down. To start the day Thursday, we had 32 players left. Now –– just 8. Here are some predictions for the quarterfinals at Atlanta Athletic Club.

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Yang shocks Schniederjans to advance at U.S. Am

Ranked No. 776 in the world, Gunn Yang was a heavy underdog in his Round-of-16 match against Ollie Schniederjans on Thursday at the U.S. Amateur. But that's why they play the matches.

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Yani Tseng wins LPGA Taiwan Championship

Yani Tseng beat the field by five strokes, defeating Amy Yang and Azahara Munoz to win in her home country on Sunday.

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Rd. 3 of the Sunrise LPGA Taiwan Championship

View more images of Yani Tseng and the 2011 Sunrise LPGA Taiwan Championship in Yang Mei, Taiwan.

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The 2011 Sunrise LPGA Taiwan Championship

View images of Yani Tseng and the Sunrise LPGA Taiwan Championship in Yang Mei, Taoyuan, Taiwan after Thursday's round.

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WGC Match Play Championship

Martin Kaymer and Luke Donald will face off in the Accenture Match Play Championship on Sunday.

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Rising stars on the LPGA

Get used to the names Amy Yang, Esther Choe and Cindy LaCrosse. These up-and-comers have made an impact on the LPGA and Futures tours in the past year.

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LPGA Tour Championship (Final Rd)

Maria Hjorth shot a final round 72 to beat Amy Yang by one stroke at the LPGA Tour Championship.

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LPGA Tour Championship (Rd. 3)

Amy Yang kept her lead after Round 3 of the LPGA Tour Championship. The field has been cut to 30 players.

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Tiger, Phil play Chinese chess in Shanghai

Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson, Sergio Garcia and Y.E. Yang were in Shanghai for a photo opt and press conference.

All results / Videos / "Y.E. Yang"

For Your Game: Amy Yang

LPGA star Amy Yang shows off her swing from multiple angles.

Major Moments 2009: PGA Tour: The best stories of 2009

Tom Watson at the British Open . . . Tiger Woods' dominance . . . Y.E. Yang's shocker at the PGA Championship. What was the best story of 2009?

Major Moments 2009: PGA Championship: Final wrap

Tiger never got it going, and Y.E. Yang came out victorious. Hear Alex Miceli's final thoughts on the 91st PGA Championship.