Monday, August 17, 2009

Wow. Just wow.

If you want to read about Y.E. Yang's victory over Tiger Woods in the PGA today, there are plenty of places to do so, so I won't try to add anything particularly insightful, except to say that it was one of the biggest upsets in golf history.

Which got me thinking about THE biggest upset in golf history. It came in the 1913 U.S. Open, when a 20-year-old named Francis Ouimet defeated two great British players - Harry Vardon and Ted Ray - in an 18-hole playoff. The event was later immortalized in the 2005 movie "The Greatest Game Ever Played."

You can read more about Ouimet's life here, and Yang's win today reminded me of it. Great day for golf, great day for Yang, not-so-great day for Tiger.

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