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SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Jan. 31 (UPI) -- Bubba Watson, seeking his first PGA Tour win since his triumph at the Masters two years ago, maintained a share of the lead Friday at the Phoenix Open.

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SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Jan. 30 (UPI) -- Major championship winners Bubba Watson and Y.E. Yang both turned in a 7-under 64 Thursday and shared the lead when play was suspended at the Phoenix Open.
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SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Jan. 31 (UPI) -- Phil Mickelson came agonizingly close to shooting a 59 Thursday and settled for a 60 that gave him a four-shot lead at the Phoenix Open.
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MELBOURNE, Nov. 20 (UPI) -- Tiger Woods' 4-and-3 victory over Aaron Baddeley Sunday clinched the Presidents Cup for the United States in Australia.

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Molinari, Morrison take lead in Singapore

SINGAPORE, Nov. 10 (UPI) -- Edoardo Molinari and James Morrison each had 9-under-par 62s Thursday in taking the lead in first-round play at the European Tour's Barclays Singapore Open.

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PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla., Sept. 27 (UPI) -- Bill Haas will join Tiger Woods as captain's picks for the United States' Presidents Cup team, U.S. captain Fred Couples announced Tuesday.

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PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla., March 5 (UPI) -- Rory Sabbatini once again overcame windy conditions to post the day's low round, opening up a five-stroke lead at The Honda Classic in Florida.
Yang wins China Open by two strokes

Yang wins China Open by two strokes

SUZHOU, China, April 18 (UPI) -- Y.E. Yang posted a 1-under-par 71 Sunday, a score that allowed him to win the European Tour's Volvo China Open by two shots.
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Y.E. Yang
Y. E. Yang of South Korea reacts after making a chip shot for eagle on the 14th hole during the final round of the 91st PGA Championship at Hazeltine National Golf Club in Chaska, Minnesota on August 16, 2009. Yang won the tournament shooting an 8-under-par 280. UPI/Brian Kersey

Yang Yong-eun (Korean: ė–‘ėšŠė€, born 15 January 1972), or Y. E. Yang, is a South Korean professional golfer currently playing on the PGA Tour, where he has won twice, including most notably the 2009 PGA Championship where he held off the challenge of Tiger Woods during the final round.

In 2006 he won the Korea Open, an Asian Tour event, gaining him entry into the HSBC Champions Tournament in November 2006. He won the tournament, beating a strong field including runner-up Tiger Woods. The victory earned him membership of the European Tour and moved him into the top 40 of the Official World Golf Rankings. In 2008 he played on the PGA Tour after earning his card through qualifying school; he had to regain his tour card in 2009 after placing 157th on the money list in 2008. Yang won his first event on the PGA Tour at the 2009 Honda Classic in his 46th career start in the United States. With this win, he became only the second Korean after K.J. Choi to win on the PGA Tour.

On 16 August 2009, Yang won the 91st PGA Championship, his first major championship, overcoming a two-shot deficit going into the final round to finish three strokes ahead of Woods, his playing partner. The victory was the first major championship for a male player born in Asia, surpassing the runners-up finishes achieved by Lu Liang-Huan in the 1971 Open Championship, Isao Aoki in the 1980 U.S. Open and Tze-Chung Chen in the 1985 U.S. Open. The previous best finish by a Korean was Choi's 3rd place in the 2004 Masters Tournament. It was also the first time that Woods had failed to win a major after holding at least a share of the lead at the end of 54 holes. Yang was ranked 110th worldwide prior to the tournament, but moved up to 34th after the victory. The win earned Yang a five-year PGA Tour exemption and helped him to a top ten finish overall on the PGA Tour.

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