Yang gives galleries heart, bit of history

When Rich Beem won the PGA Championship in 2002 at Hazeltine, he offered hope to every struggling assistant club pro who made more money hustling members than teaching hackers.

When Y.E. Yang won the PGA Championship in 2009 at Hazeltine on Sunday, he offered hope to the rest of the golf world. To every frustrated athlete who ever picked up a 7-iron as a last resort. To every Asian-born golfer who dreamed of winning a major tournament. To every tour pro who figured Tiger Woods wouldn’t blow a lead on a major Sunday until he started using his putter as a cane. To every fan who craved a delicious twist of fate.