The fourth major

Tiger Woods, going into the final round of a major with a bit of a cushion, I wonder what kind of odds the betting firms were giving for another major to go under Mr Woods belt? I doubt that you would have gotten any more than your money back. But as it happened, this was not an ordinary Sunday. A certain Young-Eun Yang from South Korea had other plans and when all was said and done on Sunday night at Hazeltine, it was an outcome that very few had expected. 75 on the final day when in the lead is not something that will happen that often to Tiger Woods but all our hats should be off to Yang who certainly did not look like a newcomer in the situation. It makes you wonder what kind of background you need to win a Major Championship. Here is what the PGA Tour website has to say about Yang’s personal history:

“Started going to a local driving range in Korea at age 19 on a friend’s advice…Spent required time in the South Korean military beginning at age 21. Guarded Naval port…Traveled to New Zealand after his military stay to pursue a golf career.”

Not exactly the kind of upbringing you would expect perhaps?

On Saturday it was an all English show down at the Boys Championships at Royal St Georges. Tom Lewis beat Eddie Pepperell in the final. Brian Roake, the England U18 Squad Manager has got excellent coverage on his blog!

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1 Response to “The fourth major”


  1. 1 Miklós Breitner September 18, 2009 at 1:16 pm

    I do not think that it is end of the world if golf does not become an Olympic Game. It is more important how national golf associations, golf equipment manufacturers and golf clubs are communicating golf as a game. Furthermore how they treat people in the golf course. (http://golfbusinessmonitor.typepad.com/golf_industry/2009/08/golf-once-again-olympic-game-after-105-years-.html)


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