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PGA Championship 2021: Former major champ disqualified Friday at Kiawah

May 21, 2021

Gregory Shamus

KIAWAH ISLAND, S.C—Former PGA champ Y.E. Yang was disqualified Friday from the PGA Championship.

Yang, 49, was disqualified for signing an incorrect scorecard following his second round at the Ocean Course. According to the PGA of America, Yang signed for a 4 on the par-4 10th when he actually made a bogey 5.

After his scorecard was returned he left the scoring area, and he was subsequently disqualified.

The DQ, however, is mostly a matter of ceremony, as Yang was already going to miss the cut with scores of 75 and 84.

Yang is best known for capturing the 2009 PGA Championship at Hazeltine, where he overcame a two-shot deficit to Tiger Woods heading into the final round by shooting 70 to Tiger’s 75. Since his triumph, Yang has finished no better than T-36 in the event, last making the weekend in 2015.