2009 USPGA Championship
The 2009 USPGA Championship was held at Hazeltine National Golf Club in Chaska, Minnesota, from 13-16th August. It was a tournament of firsts as YE Yang won his first ever major title and became the first Asian-born player to win a major, while it was also the first time that Tiger Woods had failed to win a major championship after leading after three days.
The opening day at Hazeltine National saw Woods take an early lead as he fired a 67, that involved no bogeys, and was one shot clear of playing partner and defending champion Padraig Harrington. There was a clutch of players, including former champion Vijay Singh, one shot back and tied for third.
Tiger Woods moved ominously into form on the second day as he drew away from the rest of the field with a second round 70, which left him seven under par and four shots clear of his rivals. Vijay Singh and Padraig Harrington remained in contention in second place, while YE Yang was tied ninth at one under par and quietly making his move up the leaderboard.