Tiger Woods At Sixty Eight Victories

Anthony KimTiger Woods takes the AT&T National on Sunday, making his string of victories a total of sixty-eight. Woods closed at three under 67, while close friend Roger Federer picked up his fifteenth Grand Slam Championship on the same day. After the win, Woods interviewed himself, holding the silver trophy that was molded to resemble the capitol, asking himself “So Tiger, how did you play today?”, making fans laugh. He had mentioned earlier in the week that he wanted to be a “greedy host”, and when he appeared on the podium with his trophy he asked fans to excuse him, as he had always wanted to do this.

Three birdies in five holes put Tiger Woods ahead of Anthony Kim in a final match-up, while Hunter Mahan set the record for 62, tying with the one that Kim had set Thursday. With nearly fifty thousand fans watching, Tiger Woods putted a twenty footer for a birdie and nodded as he walked to the cup. This gives Woods his third victory this year, a win on the second tournament that he hosted, which imitates Jack Nicklaus winning the Memorial in the second year. Woods is responsible for the win at the Arnold Palmer Invitational, The Memorial and of course, the AT&T National.

The next stop for the Champion is the British Open in two weeks, which will take place at Turnberry, a course that Woods is unfamiliar with. The win at the AT&T National puts him at the top of the money list, as well as the FedEx Cup standings, for the only time this year so far. This victory was coming for three years but Woods said that it felt like any other tournament, and that his plan was to go out there with the same intensity to win.


Tags: Roger Federer, Grand Slam, Tiger Woods, Anthony Kim, Arnold Palmer
Posted: 8th July 2009


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