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Yang ready for Australian PGA

KOREAN superstar Y.E. Yang has confirmed he will be a certain starter when the Australian PGA Championship begins at the Hyatt Regency Coolum in November.

A two-time winner on the OneAsia tour, Yang said he will 'turn up the heat' alongside some of the biggest names in world golf.

Asia's first major champion, Yang joins Greg Norman, Adam Scott, Jason Day, Geoff Ogilvy, Bubba Watson, Darren Clarke, Robert Allenby, Aaron Baddeley and John Senden in the Coolum field.

"This will be my first time playing in Australia and I hope to play well," said Yang.

"I haven't played in Australia before, but I look forward to being part of the PGA Championship."

Chief Executive Officer of the PGA Brian Thorburn said Yang's arrival will cement one of the best fields in the history of the Australian PGA Championship.

"We are delighted to have gathered such a strong field for this year's Australian PGA Championship particularly in a year that coincides with the PGA's Centenary," said Thorburn.

"With the continued support of the Queensland Government, the Australian PGA Championship continues to prosper and I look forward to yet another memorable year on the Sunshine Coast."

A co-sanctioned event by OneAsia and the PGA Tour of Australasia, a good performance by Yang at Coolum could see him claim his third OneAsia title.

The Australian PGA Championship, which features a $1,500,000 prize purse, will be the final event of the OneAsia season.

OneAsia Chief Executive Ben Sellenger said Yang's involvement on the Coolum layout will inspire golfing youngsters.

"Yang is one of our most prominent winners, and Asia's greatest champions, and his presence on OneAsia inspires younger players to reach for greater heights on the world stage," he said.

"His participation in the Australian PGA Championship in December will no doubt assist in paving the way for Asia's young talent and to further develop the champions across the Asia-Pacific."


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