Reason No. 53 Y.E. Yang has hit the mainstream.
On “The Jay Leno Show” Monday night, Leno had guest Justin Timberlake on for his “10 at 10” segment. The premise is simple: The guest answers 10 questions on random topics. Comedy ensues.
It worked perfectly for Timberlake, who is hosing the Justin Timberlake Shriners Hospital for Children Open this week and was appearing via satellite from a Las Vegas golf course.
Leno peppered Timberlake early with a questions about growing up in Tennessee and his days on the Mickey Mouse Club, then veered towards golf.
Question No. 8: You’re an avid golfer. Can you name 10 PGA Tour players in 15 seconds?
After taking a deep breath, Timberlake started rattling off names as a clock ticked down.
“Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson, Anthony Kim, Jim Furyk, Camilo Villegas . . . uh, uh . . . Kenny Perry, Hunter Mahan, Nick Watney, Steve Sticker . . . uh, uh . . .”
And then right as time expired, Timberlake yelled out, “Y.E. YANG, FOOL!”
The crowd laughed. Leno looked stunned. Timberlake nearly high-fived himself.
One problem: Yang is not in the field at Shriners. What, no sponsor’s exemption?