Yong-Eun (YE) Yang factfile

15/01/1972: Born in Jeju-do, South Korea.
First attended a local driving range at the age of 19 before completing his military service. Travelled to New Zealand to begin a golf career.
1996: Turned professional.
03/2004: Appears in first US PGA Tour event, the WGC American Express Championship, finishing 64th at 11 over par.
08/2005: Finishes tied 47th in the US PGA Championship at seven over par.
12/11/2006: Wins HSBC Champions event in Shanghai, finishing 14 under par to hold off the challenge of Tiger Woods to win by two shots. He also kept major winners Michael Campbell and Retief Goosen at bay.
04/2007: Tied for 30th in the Masters.
03/2009: Wins first PGA Tour event at the Honda Classic.
16/08/2009: Wins US PGA Championship, becoming the first Asian-born major winner and the first man to beat Tiger Woods in a major when the American had held the lead after 54 holes.