Y.E. Yang cracked that he wanted no rematch with Tiger Woods after he beat him Sunday at the PGA Championship, but Internationals Presidents Cup captain Greg Norman will be tempted.
With the victory, Yang grabbed the 10th and final automatic International team qualifying spot for the Presidents Cup matches Oct. 8-11 at Harding Park in San Francisco.
Yang’s proving a Tiger Tamer. He also won the HSBC Champions in China at the end of ’06, beating Woods by two shots.
In a news conference Tuesday, Norman was asked if he wanted to match Woods against Yang.
“He's got a pretty good success rate against Tiger,” Norman said. “He’s obviously showing the fact that he's not intimidated by the No. 1 player in the world. Watching the golf on the last day was very, very impressive with the way he held his composure and the shots he made. It seems likes he hit the ball very solidly under very, very tough conditions . . . And when he won at the Honda, that's a tough golf course there, as well, playing conditions, hard conditions, which he played very, very well. He is the type of guy who if he went up against Tiger Woods, that would be great. I was just happy he worked his way on to the team and his performance coming up there in San Francisco is going to be equal to the performance he put in at the PGA, I'm pretty sure of that.”