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South Korea’s Y.E. Yang wins PGA Championship, beating Tiger Woods
Sporting News ^ | august 16, 2009 | nancy armour

Posted on 08/16/2009 4:29:29 PM PDT by muawiyah

Yang wins first major title, and he beats world’s best player to do it at PGA Championship

(Excerpt) Read more at blog.taragana.com ...


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KEYWORDS: beating; chat; golf; pga; sports; tiger
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Missed this today ~ wife called from San Diego ~ family jumping up and down, up and down, up and down (like golf watchers). Recall Mr. Yang having been described earlier as really working hard.

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.

1 posted on 08/16/2009 4:29:29 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: muawiyah

I am very pleased with this win. I am getting sick of roided up Tiger.


2 posted on 08/16/2009 4:31:13 PM PDT by MAD-AS-HELL (Hope and Change. Rhetoric embraced by the Insane - Obama, The Chump in Charge)
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To: MAD-AS-HELL

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.


3 posted on 08/16/2009 4:34:17 PM PDT by Bushbacker1 (I'll miss President Bush greatly! Palin in 2012! The "other" Jim Thompson)
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To: muawiyah

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.


4 posted on 08/16/2009 4:34:47 PM PDT by Mr. Mojo
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To: muawiyah
And "the worlds greatest player" ®™ blew a two stroke lead and lost by three strokes. Can we say choke? Naa. He's too good to say that. He just blew it.
5 posted on 08/16/2009 4:35:39 PM PDT by mc5cents
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To: MAD-AS-HELL

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.


6 posted on 08/16/2009 4:35:40 PM PDT by CA_soon_gone
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To: muawiyah

Yang played a great game (69), Tiger choked (75). Simple as that.


7 posted on 08/16/2009 4:35:40 PM PDT by Boiling Pots (Evil-Mongering Angry Mobster)
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To: muawiyah

My husband is in the living room on his feet over this victory. Says Yang played a hell of a game and Tiger choked.


8 posted on 08/16/2009 4:39:20 PM PDT by ishabibble (ALL-AMERICAN INFIDEL)
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To: muawiyah

Tiger really was off today.


9 posted on 08/16/2009 4:40:47 PM PDT by mnehring
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To: muawiyah

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.


10 posted on 08/16/2009 4:40:58 PM PDT by shotdog (I love my country; it's my government I'm afraid of.)
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To: muawiyah

To be the best, you’ve got to beat the best. Kudos to Yang, respect to El Tigre!


11 posted on 08/16/2009 4:41:38 PM PDT by JimRed ("Hey, hey, Teddy K., how many girls did you drown today?" TERM LIMITS, NOW AND FOREVER!)
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To: muawiyah
I like Tiger, but I was pleased to see this guy prevail --- until it turned out that he cannot answer simple questions in English. Those who want to play in our major championships should have at least minimum proficiency in English. (These interviews can even be rehearsed for a couple of minutes before they happen. Come on!)

ML/NJ

12 posted on 08/16/2009 4:41:40 PM PDT by ml/nj
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To: ml/nj

Should run up to Annandale VA this afternoon to watch the party. Korea-town will be on fire.


13 posted on 08/16/2009 4:44:46 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: muawiyah

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.


14 posted on 08/16/2009 4:45:55 PM PDT by Pompah
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To: ml/nj

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.


15 posted on 08/16/2009 4:46:06 PM PDT by MNlurker
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To: muawiyah

Christ, I was there last night...head was killing me this morning.


16 posted on 08/16/2009 4:47:02 PM PDT by Raymann
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To: Bushbacker1

Yang isn’t a foreigner, he is a naturalized citizen who lives in Southlake, Texas.


17 posted on 08/16/2009 4:47:26 PM PDT by mnehring
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To: Bushbacker1

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.


18 posted on 08/16/2009 4:48:34 PM PDT by MAD-AS-HELL (Hope and Change. Rhetoric embraced by the Insane - Obama, The Chump in Charge)
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To: muawiyah

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.


19 posted on 08/16/2009 4:51:26 PM PDT by RetSignman (Townhalls ..."We have seen the Patriots and they are us")
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To: MAD-AS-HELL

Ditto. Screw the rest of you bigots who resent both Tiger and Yang.


20 posted on 08/16/2009 4:53:49 PM PDT by BilLies
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To: mnehring

[he is a naturalized citizen]

I WANT TO SEE HIS BIRTH CERTI...ah, to hell with it.


21 posted on 08/16/2009 4:55:53 PM PDT by RetSignman (Townhalls ..."We have seen the Patriots and they are us")
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To: muawiyah

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!)


22 posted on 08/16/2009 4:57:36 PM PDT by Tax-chick (Do you like every snake? I like every snake!)
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To: muawiyah

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!


23 posted on 08/16/2009 5:00:14 PM PDT by Doc Savage (SOBAMP!)
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To: Bushbacker1

Maybe we can ask Tiger to play with one hand so you won’t be bored.


24 posted on 08/16/2009 5:00:55 PM PDT by nufsed (Release the birth certificate, passport, and school records.)
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To: Bushbacker1

Yang is no foreigner, he just moved here to the Metroplex.


25 posted on 08/16/2009 5:02:32 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: RetSignman

Real good chance Mr. Yang could hardly speak anything after the stress involved in beating the world’s best golfer.


26 posted on 08/16/2009 5:03:02 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: MAD-AS-HELL
I am getting sick of roided up Tiger.

You know that HOW ?
27 posted on 08/16/2009 5:03:42 PM PDT by uncbob
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To: Doc Savage

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.


28 posted on 08/16/2009 5:05:02 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: Doc Savage

Dumb luck for four days?


29 posted on 08/16/2009 5:06:44 PM PDT by Tax-chick (Do you like every snake? I like every snake!)
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To: Doc Savage
A one note wonder. You will never again hear his name mentioned regarding winning a PGA event.

You mean Ben Curtis.

30 posted on 08/16/2009 5:08:11 PM PDT by buccaneer81 (Bob Taft has soiled the family name for the next century. I AM JIM THOMPSON!)
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To: shotdog
I’ve never seen him lip out so many putts

That is what kept both Hogan and Snead from adding more wins to their impressive totals
In their 40s Hogan and Snead could still hit more greens in regulation than others on the tour
31 posted on 08/16/2009 5:09:21 PM PDT by uncbob
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To: Tax-chick
Dumb luck for four days?

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.

32 posted on 08/16/2009 5:09:57 PM PDT by buccaneer81 (Bob Taft has soiled the family name for the next century. I AM JIM THOMPSON!)
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To: ml/nj; SpinnerWebb
Those who want to play in our major championships should have at least minimum proficiency in English.

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.

33 posted on 08/16/2009 5:11:26 PM PDT by tx_eggman (Clinton was our first black President ... Obama is our first French President.)
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To: uncbob

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.


34 posted on 08/16/2009 5:11:55 PM PDT by MAD-AS-HELL (Hope and Change. Rhetoric embraced by the Insane - Obama, The Chump in Charge)
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To: buccaneer81

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!


35 posted on 08/16/2009 5:13:03 PM PDT by Tax-chick (Do you like every snake? I like every snake!)
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To: Tax-chick

I like Vijay, too. A true gentleman.


36 posted on 08/16/2009 5:16:16 PM PDT by buccaneer81 (Bob Taft has soiled the family name for the next century. I AM JIM THOMPSON!)
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To: MAD-AS-HELL

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


37 posted on 08/16/2009 5:17:58 PM PDT by uncbob
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To: buccaneer81

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.


38 posted on 08/16/2009 5:18:38 PM PDT by Tax-chick (Do you like every snake? I like every snake!)
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To: muawiyah

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?


39 posted on 08/16/2009 5:20:03 PM PDT by kempo
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To: MNlurker
I’m sure Tiger’s Arabic is fantastic when he wins in Dubai.

Learn what a lingua franca and get back to me.

ML/NJ

40 posted on 08/16/2009 5:23:18 PM PDT by ml/nj
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To: kempo

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


41 posted on 08/16/2009 5:25:17 PM PDT by uncbob
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To: uncbob

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.


42 posted on 08/16/2009 5:25:33 PM PDT by MAD-AS-HELL (Hope and Change. Rhetoric embraced by the Insane - Obama, The Chump in Charge)
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To: Doc Savage
a pathetic, lifeless perfromance from Woods.

And yet he still finished second.

43 posted on 08/16/2009 5:26:03 PM PDT by noexcuses
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To: MNlurker
I’m sure Tiger’s Arabic is fantastic when he wins in Dubai

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.

ML/NJ

44 posted on 08/16/2009 5:28:44 PM PDT by ml/nj
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To: uncbob
I’ve never seen him lip out so many putts

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 :-)

45 posted on 08/16/2009 5:30:22 PM PDT by noexcuses
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To: dfwgator; nufsed; MAD-AS-HELL

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”!


46 posted on 08/16/2009 5:32:08 PM PDT by Bushbacker1 (I'll miss President Bush greatly! Palin in 2012! The "other" Jim Thompson)
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To: ml/nj
Those who want to play in our major championships should have at least minimum proficiency in English.

That's a silly thing to say.

47 posted on 08/16/2009 5:32:10 PM PDT by HIDEK6
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To: noexcuses

Your right its happened to me many times. Today just wasn’t Tiger’s day.


48 posted on 08/16/2009 5:32:45 PM PDT by kempo
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To: MAD-AS-HELL

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


49 posted on 08/16/2009 5:33:52 PM PDT by uncbob
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To: ml/nj

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.


50 posted on 08/16/2009 5:45:49 PM PDT by MNlurker
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