91st PGA Championship
Yong-Eun Yang, a 37-year-old South Korean, chased down golf’s all-time leading front-runner, Tiger Woods, on a Sunday in the 91st PGA Championship, posting a 2-under-par 70 at Hazeltine National Golf Club in Chaska, Minn., and become the first male Asian player to win one of golf’s four major championships. Yang’s victory came at the longest course (7,674 yards) in major championship history and among a field that featured 98 of the world’s top-100 ranked players.
Yang trailed Woods by nine strokes after the fifth hole of his second round, yet his record PGA comeback wasn’t complete until he drilled a 210-yard 3-hybrid approach at 18 that soared up and over a tree, cleared a greenside bunker and came to rest eight feet from the flagstick. He made that birdie putt to close an 8-under-par 280 winning total. Woods, who turned in a 75, bogeyed the final hole to finish three strokes back at 283.