10 Things You Didn't Know About Yechun Yuan

Get to know more about Chinese golfer Yechun Yuan here.

Yechun Yuan
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Get to know the Chinese professional golfer Yechun Yuan here.

10 Things You Didn't Know About Yechun Yuan

Yechun Yuan is a professional golfer from China who currently plays on the Korn Ferry Tour in the United States.

Get to know one of the best Chinese golfers in the world better here.

10 Things You Didn't Know About Yechun Yuan

GOLD COAST, AUSTRALIA - DECEMBER 21: Yuan Yechun of China tees off during day three of the PGA Championships at RACV Royal Pines on December 21, 2019 in Gold Coast, Australia. (Photo by Bradley Kanaris/Getty Images)

1. He was born in Dalian, China in 1997.

2. He also goes by Carl and you will often see his name referenced as Carl Yechun Yuan or Carl Yuan Yechun.

3. He turned pro in 2018.

4. He studied at the University of Washington in the United States where he majored in communications.

5. His wife, Cathy, is also a professional golfer.

6. He currently lives in Lake Mary, Florida.

7. He has one win on the PGA Tour China Series, with a win at the 2018 Qingdao Championship.

8. His golfing idol is Tiger Woods.

9. He was named Master of Sport by the General Administration of Sport Of China in 2014.

10. His long term goal is to set up a charity to help get children involved in golf.

"Helping kids to do that means a lot to me. It's definitely one of my long-term goals that I want to accomplish in my golf career because many people helped me to get on this road and helped me keep going. I always want to give back to the society and help young kids. So definitely charity is one of my main goals and I want to accomplish that in my golf career"

Dan is a Staff Writer and has been with the Golf Monthly team since early 2021. Dan graduated with a Masters in International Journalism from the University of Sussex and primarily looks after equipment reviews and buyer's guides on the website. Dan was a custom fit specialist at American Golf for two years and has brought his expertise in golf equipment to a huge range of buyer's guides and reviews on the website. A left handed golfer, his handicap index is currently 9.8 and he plays at Fulford Heath Golf Club in the West Midlands. His golfing highlight is shooting 76 at Essendon Golf Club on his first ever round with his Golf Monthly colleagues. Dan also runs his own cricket podcast and website in his spare time. 

Dan is currently playing: 

Driver: Ping G425 Max 

Fairway: Ping G425 Max 

Hybrid: TaylorMade Rocketballz 

Irons: Ping i59 (4-PW) 

Wedges: Ping Glide Forged Pro

Putter: Wilson Staff Infinite Buckingham 

Ball: TaylorMade TP5 Pix