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Tiger Woods draws holder YE Yang at USPGA championship

The USPGA Championship, Whistling Straits, 12-15 August
Coverage: Live on Sky Sports, BBC Sport website, with updates on 5 live

Tiger Woods
Woods was edged out by Yang at the 2009 USPGA championship

Tiger Woods has been drawn alongside defending champion YE Yang and former winner Vijay Singh for the opening two rounds of the USPGA Championship.

South Korean Yang became the first Asian-born male golfer to win a major when he edged out Woods last year.

Woods is struggling for form ahead of the year's final major, which begins on Thursday at Whistling Straits.

The world number one is currently outside the automatic qualification places for the Ryder Cup.

The 34-year-old is 10th in the Ryder Cup standings, with the top eight qualifying automatically for the US team at the conclusion of the USPGA.

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United States captain Corey Pavin will then select four wildcards on 7 September to complete his team for the 1-3 October match against Europe at Celtic Manor.

Elsewhere at the USPGA, the winners of the three previous majors this year will tee off together, with Masters winner Phil Mickelson, US Open champion Graeme McDowell and Open winner Louis Oosthuizen in a group together.

Lee Westwood, who withdrew from the tournament with a calf injury after the second round of the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational, will be replaced by Kevin Sutherland, who will tee-off with Ernie Els and Dustin Johnson.

European Ryder Cup captain Colin Montgomerie will play alongside Koumei Oda and Matt Kuchar, while Pavin will join a group with Ian Poulter and Camilo Villegas.

Padraig Harrington, the 2008 champion, lines up alongside Davis Love III and John Daly.



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