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Yang Yong-eun’s competition philosophy


Congratulations to Yang Yong-eun on winning the US PGA golf championship #. “It’s not like you’re in an octagon where you’re fighting against Tiger and he’s going to bite you, or swing at you with his 9-iron,” Yang said through an interpreter. “The worst that I could do was just lose to Tiger. So I really had nothing much at stake.” There’s some sort of management case study in there for us all.

According to the PGA, the win is a significant sporting milestone:

The victory, Yang’s second this season, was the first major championship win for an Asian man and will most certainly produce a golfing boom in Asia.

“This is really big,” said Reiko Takekawa, a writer for the Japanese publication Sports Graphic Number. “Se Ri Pak won the U.S. Women’s Open [in 1998]. Since then, there are more Korean and Japanese players playing on the U.S. tour.

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