10 Major Cinderella Stories

By SwingxSwing
Sunday March 19th, 2017 9:00 am EDT

The NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament – more simply known as March Madness due to the frantic finishes, upsets and “Cinderella stories” that come out of it – is here. No one will ever forget N.C. State taking down Houston in 1983, or Villanova beating Georgetown in 1985, and everyone remembers the consecutive runs to the championship game made by Butler in 2010 and ’11. Everyone loves a Cinderella.

In golf, there have been plenty other than just Carl Spackler in Caddyshack. Here’s a look at 10 of the most memorable golf Cinderella stories.

Y.E. Yang – 2009 PGA Championship


For many, this marked the end of Tiger Woods’ run of major dominance. Yang became the first Korean-born player to win a major championship, a feat many assumed would be accomplished by Yang’s countryman, K.J. Choi. Yang came into Sunday trailing Woods by two strokes and while Woods struggled on the greens, Yang played brilliantly. He holed out for eagle at 14 and hit an incredible approach at 18 to seal a three-shot victory. It was Yang’s second win on the PGA Tour and for Woods, the first time he’d ever lost a major championship when leading after 54 holes.


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