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AMAZIAN OF THE WEEK! Y.E. Yang

August 17th, 2009 | 0 comments | Posted by Diana
Tiger seems… happy for Yang

Name: Y.E. Yang (a.k.a. Yang Yong-eun)

Age: 37

Hails from: South Korea

Occupation: Professional Golfer

Known for: Despite starting Sunday as a 20-1 underdog ranked #110 in the world, unleashing a shocking performance to ultimately best #1 Tiger Woods (previously 14 for 14 as a closer in majors) for the win in the 2009 PGA Championship.

Since the upset, Yang has been described as an almost mythical hero:

Wearing all white, [a] ghost-like figure…

“Y. E. Yang… took on No. 1 Tiger Woods and never blinked.”

When the general public gets to know him, they will fall in love with him.

…and we’re totally buying it. Besides possessing one truly astounding great win, Yang really does seem like a pretty great, humble guy–and wouldn’t you know it, also happens to be the very first male from Asia to win a major golf championship.

We can barely avoid tearing up while reading his own words of inspirasian for the peeps:

“’I hope this win would be as — if not as significant, something quite parallel to an impact both to golf in Korea as well as golf in Asia so that all the young golfers, Korean and Asian, would probably build their dreams and expand their horizons a bit with this win,’ he said.

Can you? Didn’t think so. We’re so feeling the hype!

[LAT: Y.E. Yang Stuns Tiger Woods at PGA Championship]
[NYT: Y. E. Yang Shocks Woods to Win at P.G.A.]

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Thanks, Kyle!

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AMAZIAN OF THE WEEK! Kei Nishikori

February 18th, 2008 | 0 comments | Posted by Jen


Name: Kei Nishikori

Age: 18

Occupation: Professional tennis player

Known for: becoming the first Japanese man to win an ATP title in 16 years by beating James Blake 3-6, 6-1, 6-4 in the Delray Beach International Championships final on Sunday, winning eight consecutive matches before that, being the youngest player to win a title since Lleyton Hewitt did it in ’98, movin’ on up in the rankings from 244 to 122, hitting “cold winners.”

Congratulasians, Kei! We hope to see you kick ass in a major soon!

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