Sports Illustrated's Best Photos from 2009 PGA Championship at Hazeltine
Sports Illustrated’s Best Photos from 2009 PGA Championship at Hazeltine
Wednesday, October 05, 2011
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SI's photographers captured all the exciting moments at Hazeltine. Here are their best photos.
A first? Champion Y.E. Yang lifted his entire golf bag in celebration of his first major win.
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Harrington wasn't the only person with an 8 on 8 Sunday. Masters champion Angel Cabrera also carded a snowman. He finished 10 over for the tournament.
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was once again close to his first major win, shooting 70-72-73-70 for a T3.
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flirted with the top of the leaderboard, shooting 68 on Friday. He followed that up with 73-76 to end up two over for the tournament.
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putter failed him Saturday. He took 33 putts in his third-round 75.
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"Obviously it was a disappointment for me," Harrington said of his T10 finish.
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fought his way to a 69 on Saturday to move back into contention after a disappointing 73 Friday.
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came within five strokes of his first major championship, finishing at three under.
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shot 67 on Saturday for a position in the final pairing with Woods.
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"It is a rush," Woods said Saturday. "It's fun to go out there and test what you have, and other guys are throwing it at you and hopefully I can throw it back at them."
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It was hard to imagine anyone other than Woods winning the tournament as he closed Saturday with a two-stroke lead.
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was once again in the mix, finishing T3, five strokes behind Yang. "I played some of my best golf on harder golf courses this year," he said.
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"I did everything I needed to do except for getting the ball in the hole," Woods said.
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"[Yang] went out there and executed his game plan. He was driving the ball beautifully, hitting his irons in the correct spots," Woods said of his competitor. "He was doing exactly what you have to do, especially in these conditions."
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With only a few holes left to regain the lead, Woods missed critical putts, including this one for par on the 17th green.
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largely blamed his putter for the loss. "You have to make putts, and I didn't do that," he said. "All the other 14 major championships I've won, I've putted well for the entire week. And today was a day that didn't happen."
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As the scoreboard indicates, Yang was tied with Tiger Woods at six under until he holed this chip for eagle on the par-4 14th.
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"This might be my last win as a golfer, but it sure is a great day," Yang said. "It hasn't really sunken in, but I do know the significance of it."
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made the cut at Hazeltine, barely. The struggling major winner ended up 12 over par.