Pac-10 Q&A: California's Kent Yamane

April 1, 2009


Pac-10 Q&A: California Golfer Kent Yamane

On my iPod... Pretty much anything: Rise Against, Red Jumpsuit Apparatus, Rick Ross, Country 

What I’m reading... A lot of books on FDR and Obama for my thesis

Love to trade places for a day with... Any rock star

Favorite teams as a kid... Chicago Bulls and Philadelphia Eagles

Favorite athlete to watch... Michael Jordan

Favorite value in others... Honesty

Talent I’d most like to have... To be really good at the guitar

 Attribute I most like about myself... I am hard working

 Favorite moment in a competition... making long putts during match play

Best community outreach experience... Tutoring young kids, or when I worked the Special Olympics track meet when I was in high school

What your sights are set on after college... Play golf

Favorite school memory... Cal Football Games

Who’s the funniest member of your team... John Murphy

If you could make the cover of any magazine, which one would it be? Why?... Hmm, probably Sports Illustrated.  That means I would be doing pretty good at golf and everyone read Sports Illustrated right?

If you could cook dinner for one famous person, dead or alive, who would it be? What would you serve him/her for dinner? I think it would have to be James Dean, and I would serve whatever he wanted

The sport you’re the worst at... Probably Tennis

If you were stranded on an island, what are the three essentials you’d need to have? My clubs, laptop, and ipod

Something about yourself that others would be surprised to hear... I’m half Japanese, because I don’t look like it

Which of your teammates would you like to trade places with for a day and why? Uhh, probably, Jensen, so I can hit the ball that far for a day

What is the best advice you’ve received and who from? It’s not how much you practice it is how well you practice, from my coach

What is your biggest pet peeve and why? Uhh, people that try too hard.

What is your favorite class that you are taking or have taken? Business Law

Favorite golf club? Putter

Best hole ever played and why? Pebble #8

Favorite tournament to play in and why? USC tourney because of the In and Out  burger truck


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