Skip to comments.South Korea’s Y.E. Yang wins PGA Championship, beating Tiger Woods
Posted on 08/16/2009 4:29:29 PM PDT by muawiyah
Yang wins first major title, and he beats worlds best player to do it at PGA Championship
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This can only help the world economy as more Korean golf clubs are demanded and sold, more golf courses are designed and built, and more fans (not me) are drawn to this world class sport.
I am very pleased with this win. I am getting sick of roided up Tiger.
For once, I found myself pulling for Tiger, the American vs. Yang, the foreigner. I’m with you as far as “all Tiger, all the time”...I too am sick of it.
Aside from his first putt on 17 (which he left about 8 feet short), Yang played real solid golf today
And his second shot over the tree to within a few feet of the pin on 18 was major league clutch.
Kudos to Y.E.
Did you notice how many people in the stands sat on their hands when Yang sank the winner? From what I could see more than half. Vote for Franken too? Minn. = no class.
Yang played a great game (69), Tiger choked (75). Simple as that.
My husband is in the living room on his feet over this victory. Says Yang played a hell of a game and Tiger choked.
Tiger really was off today.
Tiger’s putter was not his friend today. I’ve never seen him lip out so many putts. I’m not sure how much a factor the wind was, but he simply wasn’t himself today on the green. Still...70 wins speak for themselves.
To be the best, you’ve got to beat the best. Kudos to Yang, respect to El Tigre!
Should run up to Annandale VA this afternoon to watch the party. Korea-town will be on fire.
Y.E.Yang outplayed Tiger All Day.
Yang deserved the win. Tiger did not ( For Once )
Everything will be OK. Be happy for the winner.
I’m sure Tiger’s Arabic is fantastic when he wins in Dubai...as they said in the post interview his English is not great and having him try on national tv is not of use to either him or CBS.
Christ, I was there last night...head was killing me this morning.
Yang isn’t a foreigner, he is a naturalized citizen who lives in Southlake, Texas.
Tiger is probably the best golfer ever, but I like to see some competition. And I am glad a Korean who has paid his dues went head to head with Tiger and slayed him.
We build our hero’s up then tear them back down. Yang deserved to win by exercising self control, both physical and mental.
Tiger used to have that and as soon as he goes back to what his father instilled in him, he will be back on top.
Accumulating vast wealth also contributes to his attitude, he wants to win but doesn’t need to.
Ditto. Screw the rest of you bigots who resent both Tiger and Yang.
[he is a naturalized citizen]
I WANT TO SEE HIS BIRTH CERTI...ah, to hell with it.
How nice! I love to see newer players succeed. Golf is hugh in South Korea, so while Mr. Yang may be the first Korean to win a major in the U.S., I doubt he’ll be the last.
(Now I’m off to check the stats to see how Vijay Singh did. He’s my favorite!)
A one note wonder. You will never again hear his name mentioned regarding winning a PGA event. Dumb luck, but a pathetic, lifeless perfromance from Woods. He looked like he was on drugs the entire day. Horrific putting, chipping and iron play. Absolutely pathetic!
Maybe we can ask Tiger to play with one hand so you won’t be bored.
Yang is no foreigner, he just moved here to the Metroplex.
Real good chance Mr. Yang could hardly speak anything after the stress involved in beating the world’s best golfer.
The “sour grapes” method continues to assert itself after many thousands of years of hopeless transparency. Still, I watched this Tiger putt the other day and it curved ~ INCREDIBLE. My cousin invented the perfect golf ball for Wilson decades ago and his ball couldn’t do that.
Dumb luck for four days?
You mean Ben Curtis.
We shall see. Five years ago, Ben Curtis had four days of dumb luck to win the British Open.
That said, I enjoy seeing "Temper Tantrum" Woods lose.
ml/nj - you need to quit leaving your computer unattended ... one of your so called friends posted the line above and it really makes you look stupid.
I don’t have concrete evidence. I wasn’t there to inject him or watch him swallow pills. But he was a very lean kid and all of a sudden he blew up quite quickly. Just like when I said the same thing about many baseball players, like Bonds but was ridiculed. Being around body builders and others who have bulked up fast, I see the same trait in Tiger. I don’t think he’s on it now due to the PGA now wanting to test, but Tiger’s physique looks like he was aided by PEDs.
Yes, you’re right. One of the reasons I like golf is that a player of less than top ability (relative to the rest of the PGA tour) can have a great four days with the course and wipe out the big names. Maybe it means there’s a consistently great golfer inside, maybe not. Time will tell.
There were a lot of unknown names on the list when I checked on Vijay. We just don’t see enough golf these days, with no TV reception other than PBS!
I like Vijay, too. A true gentleman.
In 1953 17 years I was 6 ft and weight 129 lbs —my father was very thin also
I bought a set of weights and trained using old fashioned workout methods and nutrition
By the time I was 21 lifting only 3 days a week during the school year I was up to 176 at 6% body fat
My brother was just as thin and he got to 210 solid muscle
Weren’t no roids back then —we were lucky to have enough $$$ for a milk shake several times a week
And a profoundly talented *and* hardworking athlete. Not that there aren’t many others, but Vijay is just “my guy” in the PGA as long as he hangs on.
I have always liked the way Tiger has handled himself on and off the tour. He is one of the best golfers of all time but I just wonder how good he or any of todays tour players would be if they had to play with the equipment that was used 40,30,or even 20 years ago?
Learn what a lingua franca and get back to me.
Plus Tiger has ALWAYS gone first class
Came on the tour with a 1,000,000 contract from Nike
Never had to worry about driving to tournaments with his clubs in the trunk or placing in the $$$ just to be able to eat and stay on the tour
Checkout Hogan Snead etc and what they had to go through
All he had to do is concentrate on playing golf
and that proves nothing. It’s not 1953, Bob. It’s 2009 and for what we know is that many athletes in all sports have juiced. It’s not unfathomable to think that Tiger used something to bulk up and get stronger.
And yet he still finished second.
I don't pay too much attention to the Dubai tournament, but tell me how many you think who finish in the top 20 know any Arabic at all.
I had a round like that yesterday....it got to be a joke with the others in my foursome. 16 holes without making the putt then finally I chipped one in on #17. Some days one can't buy a putt even with Tiger's money :-)
Please don’t get me wrong. I am a fan of Tiger, but the point I was trying to make, apparently unsuccessfully, was that the networks, including the Golf Channel, make thw whole PGA about Tiger. Yes, when he’s in contention, ratings are always up. This week, the ratings should be huge. I’m tickled Wang won. That said, I was pulling for Tiger. Now, with all that said, “GO GATORS”!
That's a silly thing to say.
Your right its happened to me many times. Today just wasn’t Tiger’s day.
The build he has is easily obtainable with standard weight training without roids
He doesn’t even begin to look like Bonds— Sosa— Conseco -McQuire or most of the running backs and linebackers in the NFL
That is the thing I hate most about PED —if you get built by hard work and diet everybody who doesn’t work out thinks roids
I workout at LA Fitness and you can pretty much spot the roid look —Tiger doesn’t have it
I doubt any do in Dubai (their “national tourney”)...why should it be any different here? The Majors are invitations to the world players and English has never been a requirement. Being able to knock the ball in the hole with the least amount of strokes is the only language that should be considered.
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