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Posts Tagged ‘PGA Championship’

N.O. Tiger (Y.E. Yang)

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In the lead video, we have the Yang’s eagle putt that essentially secured his shocking PGA Championship win. Granted, he tried to give it back with a bogey at 17, but that fire was quickly put out with his birdie to close out the tournament. So much has been said about Tiger losing his first major in such a manner, so I’ll save the rehash. Although, Hannah Storm said this morning it was only Tiger’s third loss in such a condition since he’s been a pro. The stat she quoted was, after yesterday’s fall, 47 out of 50. That’s how many times Tiger’s had the outright lead in a tournament and lost.

Of course, if you putt like Woods did on Sunday — he was 3-over on the day — you’ll probably lose whatever lead you established as well.

While folks try and label this has a choke or simply Woods getting beat by the better golfer — on that day — it’s important to note Tiger will still finish the PGA season as the number-one ranked golfer in the world. In fact, his second place finish, while undoubtedly disappointing, essentially secures such a finish. As for Yang — whose given name is Yang Yong-eun — it wouldn’t be surprising if he was named the new president of all Korea, not just the South side.

Step aside, Kim Jong-Il, there’s a new sheriff in town, one that just kicked Tiger Woods’ ass.

Tiger, Paddy Pick Up Where They Left Off

Tiger and Paddy

Tiger Woods and Paddy Harrington continued their hot play at the PGA Championship, carrying over from the Bridgestone Tournament that saw both golfers battle last Sunday, until, that is, the 16th hole. No word as to whether or not these two were put on the clock today. Judging by Harrington’s score (-4), it’s a safe bet they weren’t. Woods finished his opening round at -5 and it looks like he will be battling Harrington, again, for the win over the next three days. Woods’ nice score came primarily from his mastery of Hazeltine’s par 5 holes, of which there are four of them.

If he continues to shoot under on these holes, while parring the majority of the rest, Woods will probably stroll to victory on Sunday, giving him his first major championship of the season, and solidifying his “Best Golfer in the World” position.

Has for Harrington, these next three days provides ample opportunity to get rid of the bad aftertaste the 16th at Bridgestone undoubtedly left.

Tiger’s Flithy Approach Shot

Tiger Woods won his 70th PGA Tour event at the Bridgestone Invitational. After opening with two sluggish rounds (68, 70), El Tigre shot back-to-back 65s during the weekend, securing a victory over Padraig Harrington, among others. Harrington was the leader going into Sunday’s play, and Woods made up the deficit with an eagle and three birdies on the front nine. In fact, Woods had the lead after making the turn for the back nine, but soon relinquished is with back-to-back bogeys on 13 and 14. After parring 15, Woods still trailed Harrington by one stroke — that is, until, these two played the 16 hole.

More on the 16th hole after the jump >>