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Yang Yong-Eun's U.S. PGA victory in images

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  • South Korea's Yang Yong-Eun's becomes the first Asian-born major winner
  • Yang came from behind to beat Tiger Woods on the final day of the U.S. PGA
  • South Korea's president, Lee Myung-bak, congratulated Yang on the phone
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(CNN) -- South Korea's Yang Yong-Eun's historic victory over Tiger Woods in the U.S. PGA Championship ensured he became the first Asian-born male winner of a major and prompted an excited reaction across the world of golf.


The 37-year-old was two shots adrift of overnight leader Woods but kept his cool to card 70 to the American's 75 to win by three on the final green at the Hazeltine National Golf Club in Chaska, Minnesota.

South Korea's president, Lee Myung-bak got up before sunrise to watch Yang become the first player to defeat Woods - here's the visual story of how it happened.

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