A day after storms ripped through Bethesda, Maryland, and the debris forced Congressional staff to keep out fans due to safety issues, Tiger Woods would not be denied. With fans in attendance and golfers swinging away, Tiger Woods took control at the AT&T National. Firing a -2 69 final round, Tiger Woods claimed his 74th career tournament and broke his tie for second place on the all-time PGA Tour wins list. Woods is now 8 tournament victories back from Sam Snead and one better than Nicklaus, though he still trails Nicklaus on the all-time majors win list.
Still, Bo Van Pelt didn’t make it easy for the first three-time winner on the PGA Tour this year. Three times, Woods took a lead only to see Van Pelt tie him. Still, at the end of the day, Woods was atop the leader board. The win also puts Woods at the top of the PGA Tour money list for the year; he currently stands at 4th on the tour standings. Not bad for a guy most people were writing off as done a few months ago.
“He’s an amazing player,” admitted Van Pelt. ”We’ve known each other a long time, probably 20 years. He’s fun to play with. That’s why you travel 30 weeks a year, why you get up in the morning and you the sacrifices that you do, to have the opportunity to play the best player in the world in the final round with a chance to win.”
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