SAN FRANCISCO – Like many other TaylorMade staff players, 2009 PGA Championship winner Y.E. Yang has switched to the company's new five-piece Penta TP golf ball.
However, at a recent corporate outing at The Institute Golf
Course in San Marin, Calif., Yang noticed that he only had one ball in his golf
Because the Penta TP is not in stores yet, Yang considered buying a few sleeves of his old ball, the TaylorMade TP Red, in the pro shop.
However, the shop only carried Titleist and Callaway golf balls, so Yang was
According to his interpreter, Brian Park, a pro shop worker
told Yang to wait a moment and then returned with six TaylorMade balls he'd
collected from members of the UCLA golf team who were practicing at the
Ironically, Yang played at the outing with Jamie Lovemark, a
former All-American at USC who recently turned pro.
"and he simply tossed it back."
No word on whether Lovemark remarked about the Trojans' 28-7
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