Yang stages comeback to win Korea Open

Y.E. Yang holds up his trophy after winning Korea Open at Woo Jeong Hills Country Club in Cheonan, South Korea.
Y.E. Yang holds up his trophy after winning Korea Open at Woo Jeong Hills Country Club in Cheonan, South Korea. ( Associated Press )

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

CHEONAN, South Korea – Y.E. Yang, the 2009 PGA champion, shot a 5-under 66 on Sunday to complete a stunning comeback and win the Korea Open.

Yang, who started the final round 10 shots behind second- and third-round leader Noh Seung-yul, won the tournament by two strokes over fellow South Koreans Choi Ho-sung and Kim Bi-o.

Noh, a South Korean teenager, imploded with a final-round 8-over 79 and finished in a tie for fourth with Choi Jin-ho, three shots back.