Eerily calm: Yang won't be panicking over the weekend
Most summaries of the US Open’s opening 36 holes have mentioned the play of Y.E. Yang in passing, as a pedestrian counter-point to the heroics of Rory McIlroy. The former PGA champion, we’re told, would be leading this tournament on any other week, under any other circumstances, were it not for the apparently superhuman efforts of Northern Ireland’s star in waiting.
At five-under-par for the tournament, however, having successfully paired his opening 68 with a two-under 69 on Friday afternoon, Yang isn’t ruling anything out. After all, he managed to take another of the game’s young stars apart over the final two rounds of last year’s Korean Open.