U.S. Open 2011: Y.E. Yang has a strong first round.


Y.E. Yang is the leader in the clubhouse at the U.S. Open. (Ross Kinnaird/Getty Images)

So who is this guy?

DOB: 1-15-72.

Full name: Yang Yong-eun.

Birthplace: Jeju-do, South Korea.

Resides: Southlake, Tex.

Turned pro: 1996.

PGA Tour wins: 2 (2009 Honda Classic, 2009 PGA Championship).

Career top 10 finishes: 10.

Career top 25 finishes: 25.

Best major finishes: won 2009 PGA Championship (it was the first time Tiger Woods lost a major that he led after 54 holes), tied for eighth at 2010 Masters.

World golf ranking: 45th.

Check out The Post’s U.S. Open coverage, which includes a leader board, hole-by-hole guide, tee times, spectator’s guide, photo gallery and live blog.

After spending the first 17 years of his Post career writing and editing, Matt and the printed paper had an amicable divorce in 2014. He's now blogging and editing for the Early Lead and the Post's other Web-based products.

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