Yang Knocks Out Goliaths, Beats Woods by 2

The HSBC Champions tournament is Shanghai concluded late last night after Yong-Eun Yang defeated three major champions behind him. Yang's three under 69 was good enough to fend off a late charge by Tiger Woods who shot 67 to sit two back and in second place. Yang's victory claimed $833,000 of the tournament's $5 million purse.

Woods' round did not start until the late part of the first nine when he made three consecutive birdies on holes 7, 8, and 9. Tiger's strong Sunday finish could not offset mediocre play on Thursday and Saturday.

2005 U.S. Open Champion Michael Cambell destroyed the Sheshan Golf Club firing a course record 64 to tie the best rounds of Tiger Woods and Henrik Stenson. Cambell shot a dismal 77 on Saturday to take himself out of contention, but battled on Sunday to post a great finish and collect a large check.

Goosen looked to have won the event after nine holes, shooting a two under 9 hole score of 34, but started the back with two consecutive bogeys and never came back. Goosen's concentration was smashed after catching a flyer lie and then airmailing a difficult green. Goosen made only one birdie on the back to shoot a 39 for a one over par 73. Goosen looked to have found his U.S. Open winning swing again after hiring a swing coach but failed to pull through on Sunday.
The second best round of the day was posted by American Jim Furyk who charged up the leaderboard after shooting a four under 68.

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