March 7 2011
In his post-round interview with the PGA TOUR Network on Sunday after The Honda Classic, Jerry Kelly referred to Y.E. Yang by a nickname, “Yangsta.”
Maybe we need to hang around the locker room at TOUR events a little more often because it got us wondering: Is this a common nickname for the Korean star, who comes off a second-place finish at PGA National?
We have seen Yang referred to as “Yangster” by a few golf writers, but we just haven’t heard a TOUR pro cite the, ahem, “street” version until now.
When Kelly said it, Bill Kratzert – who was conducting the interview for the PGA TOUR Network – began to laugh off microphone.
No doubt it’s certainly a cool nickname.
And now we have our headline for the next time Yang wins an event: Yangsta’s Paradise.
Yep, Coolio will be happy.
CLICK HERE to listen to Kelly’s reference to the Yangsta (it's at the 27-second mark) .