Yang Upsets Woods for PGA Title

By Neal Colgrass,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 16, 2009 6:21 PM CDT
Y.E. Yang, of South Korea, celebrates after winning the 91st PGA Championship at the Hazeltine National Golf Club in Chaska, Minn., Sunday, Aug. 16, 2009.   (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)
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(Newser) – Y.E. Yang beat the odds by overcoming Tiger Woods on the final day of the PGA Championship, NBC Sports reports. The South Korean won today with an 8-under 280, topping Woods by three strokes with the help of a stunning eagle chip-in on the 14th hole. Woods was the first four-time PGA winner to lose after leading going into the final round, but Yang denied feeling any nerves: "I try to master the art of controlling my emotions," he said through a translator after the victory.