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The Tour Report

March 7 2011

4:06 PM

Just call him … Yangsta?

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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) .