Yang picks Korean BBQ for PGA dinner

Y.E. Yang reads a putt at the 2010 U.S. Open.
Y.E. Yang reads a putt at the 2010 U.S. Open. ( Associated Press )

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

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SEOUL, South Korea – Korean barbecued beef, noodles and pine nut salad are on the menu for the annual champions dinner at the PGA Championship.

South Korean officials say defending champion Y.E. Yang has chosen popular dishes from his native South Korea for the traditional dinner taking place Tuesday in Wisconsin.

The dinner will feature a marinated beef entree called bulgogi. Dessert will include rice cakes made of jujube and fresh ginseng.

Last year’s dinner was a traditional Irish menu selected by 2008 champion Padraig Harrington. This year’s tournament begins Thursday at Whistling Straits golf course.

Yang became the first Asian player to win one of golf’s majors with a three-stroke victory over Tiger Woods at last year’s PGA Championship.

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