Pro Golfer: Who Needs a Coach? I Have YouTube

Y.E. Yang spends a lot of time watching video clips of other pros
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 9, 2011 4:38 PM CST
Pro Golfer: Who Needs a Coach? I Have YouTube
Y.E. Yang of South Korea watches a tee shot on Sept. 2 in Norton, Massachusetts.   (Getty Images)

South Korean golfer Y.E. Yang made a surprising revelation to reporters today: He split with his coach more than a year ago and replaced him with YouTube, reports AFP. "I've tried to put a lot of methodology into it," he said. "I've researched quite a few players, tried to emulate some of the good things that I see." Yang is no slouch: In 2009, he became the first Asian golfer to win a major when he took the PGA Championship. But his number of wins this year? Zilch.

"Maybe it's because I've been teaching myself that I haven't had as good results as 2009, but I'm still confident and very satisfied with where I'm heading to." Click for more golf news. (More Y.E. Yang stories.)

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