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Best Major Final Round Duels

Fifteen years after Payne Stewart and Phil Mickelson went head-to-head in a memorable final round at Pinehurst, we take a look back at that event and other classic Sunday battles at major championships

June 2014
Y.E. Yang, Tiger Woods

Y.E. Yang-Tiger Woods

2009 PGA Championship
After a few close calls on Sundays at majors, Woods finally met his match in a late-blooming South Korean. Tied for the lead on Hazeltine's short par-4 14th, Yang chipped in for eagle. Woods answered with a birdie, but couldn't catch his playing partner over the final four holes. On No. 18, Yang wrapped up his stunning victory by drawing a hybrid from 210 yards around a tree and through the wind to about eight feet. As Yang made birdie (left), a deflated Woods bogeyed the finishing hole to lose by three shots, snapping his perfect 14-of-14 record when leading a major after 54 holes. Nearly five years later, Woods is still looking for major No. 15.
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