South Korean Yang Yong-eun took the first Asian victory in men's golf majors Sunday as he pushed aside 14-time major winner Tiger Woods in the U.S. PGA Championship.
Yang, ranked 110th in the world, fired a two-under-par 70 in the last round to finish first at the Hazeltine National Golf Club in Chaska, Minnesota with an eight-under 280.
Yang came from behind to snatch the lead for the first time in the par-four 14th before he upset the overwhelming favorite Woods who had to settle for the second with a total of 283.
American Woods, 33, failed to seize his 15th major title after he missed four birdie putts from 12 feet or less to card an erratic 75 featuring five bogeys and two birdies.
Britons Lee Westwood and Rory McIlroy signed off with matching 70s to share third place at three-under 285.
(Xinhua News Agency August 17, 2009)