Yang Tames Tiger with Help of 3-Hybrid


The money shot that giant-killer Y.E. Yang stiffed on the 18th hole to seal the deal over Tiger Woods at yesterday’s PGA Championship was hit with a TaylorMade Rescue TP (19 degrees) hybrid. Nursing a one-shot lead on the final hole, Yang drove his tee shot into the first cut of rough at Hazeltine National. With a tree staring in his face and 210 yards to the pin, Yang drew his second shot around the tree and landed it 12 feet from the hole, from where he made birdie. Woods wound up making a bogey and finishing three shots back.

Yang took the outright lead over Woods for the first time with an eagle on the short par-4 14th hole, chipping in from the fringe after hitting his drive pin high from 301 yards. The first Asian-born player to win a major championship and the first player of any kind to take down Tiger in the final round of a major, Yang used a TaylorMade r7 limited driver (8.5 degrees) to set up that momentum-changing eagle. Also in Yang’s bag: a Burner 3-wood (13 degrees), V Steel 5-wood (18 degrees), Rescue TP 21-degree hybrid, r7 TP irons (5-9), r7 TP pitching wedge and rac attack wedge, Odyssey White Hot 2-Ball putter and TP Red LDP golf ball.