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The 91st PGA Championship at Hazeltine National Golf Club

For the first time in PGA history, a man from Asia claimed a major title as South Korea's Y.E. Yang grabbed the Wanamaker Trophy as the winner of the 91st PGA Championship at the Hazeltine National Golf Club August 16, 2009 in Chaska, Minnesota. And he did it in shocking fashion, coming from behind Tiger Woods on the final round to win by three strokes. Woods had never lost a major when leading in the final round. On the day, Yang was five strokes better than Woods. ( 17 photos total)

Y.E. Yang of South Korea celebrates his three-stroke victory on the 18th green during the final round of the 91st PGA Championship at Hazeltine National Golf Club August 16 in Chaska, Minn. (Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

Miguel Angel Jimenez smokes on the driving range during a practice round August 10. (TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images) #

A golf ball sits among the divots on the driving range during a practice round August 10. (TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images) #

Tiger Woods (right) hits a shot while caddie Steve Williams looks on during the second preview day August 11. (Stuart Franklin/Getty Images) #

In these two images of Tiger Woods with his caddie Steve Williams and coach Hank Haney shot by different photographers nearly simultaneously from similar vantage points August 11, differences in exposure and lens effects can be seen. The top photograph, made with a wide-angle lens and exposed for detail in the faces contrasts with the bottom photograph, made with a slightly longer lens and exposed for the setting sun. (AP Photo/Morry Gash, top, and Stuart Franklin/Getty Images) #

A fan looks over a hedge to photograph Phil Mickelson during a practice round August 12. (TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images) #

Phil Mickelson signs autographs for fans during the third preview day August 12. (Jamie Squire/Getty Images) #

John Daly tears himself away from his beverage during a practice round August 12. (ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images) #

Carl Pettersson chips out of the rough off the 12th fairway during the first round August 13. (AP Photo/Charles Neibergall) #

Fans watch Tiger Woods during the first round August 13. (TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images) #

Erine Els pulls a club out in front of his caddie Ricci Roberts during the first round August 13. (David Cannon/Getty Images) #

A kayaker watches Tiger Woods putt on the tenth green during the third round August 15. (Jamie Squire/Getty Images) #

Four boys wait for action along the 16th hole during the third round August 15. (ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images) #

Tiger Woods reacts to his missed birdie putt on the second hole during the final round August 16. (Streeter Lecka/Getty Images) #

Tiger Woods hits from the rough off the 12th fairway during the final round August 16. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel) #

Tiger Woods hits from the sand on the 14th hole during the final round August 16. (TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images) #

Y.E. Yang of South Korea poses with the Wanamaker Trophy after his three-stroke victory August 16. (Stuart Franklin/Getty Images) #


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Amazing pictures. Thank you.

Posted by Frank August 19, 09 12:30 PM
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