WGC -- Cadillac Championship (Mar 7 - 10, 2013) TPC Blue Monster at Doral
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WGC -- Cadillac Championship (Mar 7 - 10, 2013) TPC Blue Monster at Doral
Closing one-under-par 71, Woods claimed 76th PGA title, and first WGC since 2009. 19-under 269 finished two strokes ahead of Steve Stricker.
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Woods wins another World Championship at Doral

Woods wins another World Championship at Doral | WGC -- Cadillac Championship (Mar 7 - 10, 2013) TPC Blue Monster at Doral | Scoop.it
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And to think it was one year ago Sunday that Woods withdrew after 11 holes in the final round at Doral because of tightness in his left Achilles tendon, the same injury that had cost him to sit out most of the previous summer. It created uncertainty about his health and whether he could ever get his game back.

 

False alarm.

 

Woods now has five wins in the last year, the most of anyone in the world, and he can return to No. 1 with a win at Bay Hill in two weeks.

He won by two shots over Steve Stricker, who might want to claim a share of this trophy.

 

Woods ran into Stricker on the putting green Wednesday afternoon, and in a 45-minute session, Stricker helped him with his posture over putts. Woods now has won more than $24 million in the WGCs alone since the series began in 1999, winning 42 percent of the tournaments. This was his 76th career win on tour, leaving him six short of the record 82 wins by Sam Snead. He now has more wins than Mickelson and Vijay Singh combined.

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Tiger Woods Wins World Championship at Doral

Tiger Woods Wins World Championship at Doral | WGC -- Cadillac Championship (Mar 7 - 10, 2013) TPC Blue Monster at Doral | Scoop.it
Tiger Woods moved closer to getting back on top of his sport by claiming his 76th PGA Tour title and first World Golf Championships event since 2009.
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In pulling away from a field that featured 19 of the top 20 players in the world, Woods drew closer to Sam Snead, the career leader in tour titles with 82. Snead was six days past his 45th birthday when he won his 76th event. Woods reached that victory total at 37 years 2 months 10 days.

 

A few of the golfers Woods left in his rearview mirror have had their best years during his fallow period. Since 2010, Stricker has five victories, a total Woods matched Sunday. McDowell, Mickelson and McIlroy have combined for four major titles since Woods won his 14th, at the 2008 United States Open.

 

“I enjoy being there,” Woods said. “That’s why I work my tail off and lift all those weights, hit all those balls and spend those countless hours out there — to be in that position.”

 

Woods’s first and only true putting guru was his father, Earl. Since Earl’s death in 2006, Woods has gotten by on the greens with a little help from his friends. On Wednesday, he received an impromptu putting tutorial from Stricker, who happened to be on the practice green when Woods showed up.

 

After Stricker adjusted Woods’s alignment, Woods went out and had 100 putts in four rounds, five fewer than Ben Crenshaw took when he won here in 1988. Woods joked that now he knows why Stricker always seems so happy.

 

McDowell said: “The way Tiger was playing, I guess I was always in chase mode. I was trying to make it happen instead of letting it flow.”

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The New Tiger

The New Tiger | WGC -- Cadillac Championship (Mar 7 - 10, 2013) TPC Blue Monster at Doral | Scoop.it
Tiger's already had a few comeback wins, so what was different about his wire-to-wire win at Doral? Our panel debates this, plus Rory McIlroy's promising weekend, who will be No.
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Jeff Ritter, senior producer, Golf.com: Three things: First, his putting was the best it's been since his last major in '08. Next, the TV broadcast showed a stat on Saturday about how Tiger is in the top 10 in left-rough avoidance off the tee this season, while in the past few years, he was ranked well into the 100s. In other words, he's successfully eliminating the left rough off the tee again. And finally, I swear his red shirt was brighter this week than it used it be.

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