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South Korean YE Yang Wins PGA Championship Over Woods to Make History - Video 8/16/09
Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | August 16, 2009 | BrianinMO

Posted on 08/16/2009 7:18:07 PM PDT by Federalist Patriot

Here is video of South Korean Golfer YE Yang winning the 2009 PGA Championship, becoming the first Asian to ever win a Major Golf Championship.

Yang did it in dramatic style. He overcame Tiger Woods, becoming the first player to ever defeat Tiger Woods in a Major Championship when Woods led after 54 holes. Woods had been a perfect 11-0 in Majors when he had the lead going into the final round.

Yang hit two incredible shots down the stretch to vault over Woods and take the crown. He chipped in for eagle at the par-5 14th hole, which put him in the lead over Woods. Then, with a one shot lead on the 18th, his second shot had to clear a tree and land on the green. He used a 3-hybrid, hit it over the tree with the ball landing on the green and stopping only about 8 feet from the hole. He then calmly sank the birdie putt, while Tiger Woods closed out with a bogey. It was a three shot win for Yang who finished at -8. . . . (Watch Video)

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TOPICS: Sports
KEYWORDS: korea; pga; southkorea; woods; yeyang

1 posted on 08/16/2009 7:18:08 PM PDT by Federalist Patriot
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To: Federalist Patriot

I LOVE IT!! I’m sick of that pouty arrogant Woods!!He will never match Nicklaus!!!


2 posted on 08/16/2009 7:21:41 PM PDT by londonfog
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To: Federalist Patriot

Kudos to Yang, that course was not taking prisoners.


3 posted on 08/16/2009 7:22:04 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard)
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To: londonfog

I think you are right. I am sick of Woods and that foul mouthed caddy Steve Williams too.


4 posted on 08/16/2009 8:04:50 PM PDT by skimask
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To: londonfog

Like I said in the other thread I think Woods ran out of gas after being the leader in 3 consecutive tournaments. It takes a lot out of you. Congratulations to Yang for a well played tournament.


5 posted on 08/16/2009 8:17:28 PM PDT by Parley Baer
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To: Federalist Patriot

1st Asian to ever win a Major Golf Championship. Sooooo proud of my Korean heritage!!!! This is HUGE!!!!!!!!!! Yaaaaaaaaaaayyyyyyyy!!!!!!!


6 posted on 08/16/2009 9:13:52 PM PDT by LibertyGrrrl ("First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win." Mahatma Gandhi)
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To: Federalist Patriot
He chipped in for eagle at the par-5 14th hole, which put him in the lead over Woods.

14 is actually a short par 4, but he still made an incredible chip for eagle. His second shot on 18 may have been even better. He made the shots that Tiger normally makes.

7 posted on 08/16/2009 9:16:41 PM PDT by Moonman62 (The issue of whether cheap labor makes America great should have been settled by the Civil War.)
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To: LibertyGrrrl

The South Koreans have already taken over the LPGA.


8 posted on 08/16/2009 9:17:46 PM PDT by Moonman62 (The issue of whether cheap labor makes America great should have been settled by the Civil War.)
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To: NormsRevenge
Kudos to Yang, that course was not taking prisoners.

Yang tied for low score of the day with a 70. It's rare to see pros in any tournament not break 70.

9 posted on 08/16/2009 9:18:57 PM PDT by Moonman62 (The issue of whether cheap labor makes America great should have been settled by the Civil War.)
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To: londonfog

The only two things that Woods will never match Nicklaus on is Major runner-up finishes; Woods has 6, Nicklaus had 19.

As for arrogance — Tiger may match Nicklaus but he’ll never surpass him.


10 posted on 08/16/2009 9:28:19 PM PDT by wolf24 (HOLD FAST)
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To: Federalist Patriot

Obama ruined the fistpump forever.


11 posted on 08/16/2009 9:31:42 PM PDT by cyborg (This post made by Cyborg's husband Petronski *this is what I get for marrying a veteran FReeper*-cy)
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To: londonfog
I’m sick of that pouty arrogant Woods!!

Here is what Woods had to say about Yang today:

"He's always been a wonderful ballstriker," Woods said. "The only thing that held him back was the flat stick. Today, he executed his game plan, drove it beautifully and hit his irons in the correct spots. He played beautifully."

Yeah, he is such a jerk.

12 posted on 08/16/2009 9:39:13 PM PDT by Anitius Severinus Boethius
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To: Anitius Severinus Boethius
Bobby Fischer was one of the biggest jerks to ever live but that didn't stop him from being among the best chessplayers to ever stare at the board.
Whether or not Woods is in need of a character overhaul the guy is one of the best, if not the best, to ever step on a green.
13 posted on 08/16/2009 10:00:05 PM PDT by phredo53 (Politicians, like diapers, should be changed often and for the same reason.)
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To: LibertyGrrrl

A South Korean beat Tiger Woods! That is AWESOME!!!


14 posted on 08/16/2009 10:45:20 PM PDT by my_pointy_head_is_sharp
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To: phredo53
I don't remember Bobby Fischer ever being magnanimous about another player.

In the past couple of weeks Woods has praised the play of both Yang and Harrington and even went so far as risk censure by criticizing an official for putting pressure on Harrington.

Not exactly the actions of a “pouty, arrogant” player in my opinion.

15 posted on 08/17/2009 4:51:36 AM PDT by Anitius Severinus Boethius
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To: Anitius Severinus Boethius

Woods doesn’t impress me as being a disagreeable fellow. My point was even if it were true it wouldn’t prevent him from being the greatest golfer of them all


16 posted on 08/17/2009 11:31:17 AM PDT by phredo53 (Politicians, like diapers, should be changed often and for the same reason.)
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