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Yechun Yuan


  • Qualified for his first Olympics as China’s highest-ranked golfer in the world
  • Native of China, moved to the U.S. when he was 14 to attend high school and subsequently attended University of Washington. Goes by the English name of “Carl” (real name is Yechun)
  • Competes on the Korn Ferry Tour and has three career runner-up finishes. Has enjoyed three runner-up finishes and three other top-10s on the 2020-21 Korn Ferry Tour Season, which has helped him become China’s leading golfer in the Official World Golf Ranking
  • Became the second PGA TOUR Series-China amateur to win on the circuit when he captured the 2018 Qingdao Championship by a stroke (joined Cheng Jin, who won 2014 Nine Dragons Open)
  • Grew up in Dalian and learned the sport at the age of 9 due to his father’s influence
  • QUOTES: “It is not easy to give up some Korn Ferry Tour events while I am on the verge of getting a PGA TOUR. However, it is a huge honour and also my responsibility to represent my country. I believe I made the right choice. It will all be worth it in the end.”
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