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2009-08-17 07:06:15

Y.E. Yang's PGA Championship victory vaulted him to 34th in the world men's golf rankings, which also had a shake-up in the bottom half of the top 10. Yang beat Tiger Woods, the world's No. 1-ranked player, head-to-head Sunday in winning his first major victory and second PGA title. Yang opened the year ranked 478th in the world and began the PGA Championship in the 110th spot. But after he won the championship by three strokes, he'd moved up another 76 places in the rankings. Woods's hold on...

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2009-08-16 20:00:49

South Korean Y. E. Yang surged past a faltering Tiger Woods Sunday and won the 91st PGA Championship at Minnesota's Hazeltine National by three strokes. Yang closed with a 2-under par 70 for a score of 8-under 280 and a history-making victory. The stunning win by the unheralded 37-year-old spoiled Woods's attempt to claim his 15th major title and made Yang the first Asian-born player to win a major. Yang started the round two shots behind, stayed close and pitched in for an eagle at No. 14 to...

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2009-08-16 16:41:55

Tiger Woods and Y.E. Yang were tied for the lead at the midday point of the final round Sunday in the PGA Championship in Minnesota. The world's No. 1 player, seeking his 15th major title, and Yang, a 37-year-old South Korean who has one win on the PGA Tour, were at 6-under-par with nine holes to play on a windy afternoon at the Hazeltine National Golf Club. Woods, who began the day at 8-under with a two-shot lead, let Yang catch up by bogeying the fourth and eighth holes. Yang was even par...

2009-03-08 17:58:03

Y.E. Yang of South Korea fired a 2-under-par 68 Sunday, winning the Honda Classic at Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., by a stroke over John Rollins. The 37-year-old Yang finished at 9-under 271 for his first victory on the PGA Tour. Yang held a one-shot lead entering the final round and birdied three straight holes on the front nine, enough to hold off Rollins, who birdied four of five holes around the turn. Rollins closed with a 67 for 272 and Ben Crane (68) was third at 274. Jeff Klauk (71) was...

2009-03-07 19:33:20

Y.E. Yang played even-par golf Saturday but stayed in the lead after three rounds of the PGA Honda Classic at Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. Yang's best PGA Tour finish was a tie for eighth at the 2008 AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am. Saturday he shot 70 to finish 54 holes at 7-under 203 to hold a one-stroke edge going into Sunday's final round. Jeff Klauk (67) and Jeff Overton (70) share second place at 6-under 204. None of the top three players has won on the PGA Tour. Charlie Wi (65) moved...