Yang overcomes 10-shot deficit to win Korea Open


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.

The victory earned Yang $267,500.

Yang said “to come back from the brink of worrying about missing the cut and win is just great.”

South Korean teenager Noh slipped back with a final-round 8-over 79 and finished in a tie for fourth with Choi Jin-ho at 283, or three shots back.