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[Golf] O`Hair Gets Revenge on Woods at Quail Hollow

Posted May. 05, 2009 06:15,   


Sean O’Hair yesterday avenged his painful loss in March to world No. 1 Tiger Woods by claiming the PGA Quail Hollow Championship in Charlotte, North Carolina.

O’Hair, 27, led in the final round of the Arnold Palmer Invitational in March with a five-shot advantage over Woods. O’Hair committed three bogeys, however, as Woods rallied for his first win since returning from knee surgery.

Five weeks later, O’Hair again faced Woods at the Quail Hollow Championship. O’Hair was three shots off the lead at fifth and bogeyed the 17th and 18th holes, but finished the final round at three under-69 for a winning overall score of 11 under-277.

Lucas Glover and Bubba Watson of the U.S. tied for second at 10 under. Woods finished fourth at nine under.

O’Hair posted his third career PGA win and earned 1.17 million U.S. dollars. As one of three players with three PGA wins under his belt, he has had to overcome estrangement from his overly ambitious father, whose relentless pressure drove O’Hair to stop speaking to him from 2002.

O’Hair won his first tournament in 2005 a year after his father-in-law began serving as his caddy.

Among ethnic Korean players, Y.E. Yang ranked 11th (seven under), and last year’s champion Anthony Kim ended 47th (even). Korean New Zealander Danny Lee, who made the cut for the first time as a professional, finished 38th (two under) but still earned 27,300 dollars for the first purse of his PGA career.