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Woods powers to victory at Buick Invitational

Woods wasted no time Sunday morning in extending his lead, opening with a birdie at the first hole that gave him a nine-shot cushion. He stretched his lead to 10 with a birdie at the sixth.

other Updated: Jan 28, 2008 18:15 IST

Tiger Woods fired a one-under par 71 on Sunday to win the 5.2 million-dollar Buick Invitational by eight shots over Japan's Ryuji Imada.

Woods, who started the day with a commanding eight-stroke lead, finished with a 19-under total of 269 to claim his fourth straight and sixth career title at this event.

Woods wasted no time Sunday morning in extending his lead, opening with a birdie at the first hole that gave him a nine-shot cushion. He stretched his lead to 10 with a birdie at the sixth.

Imada had one of the best rounds of a rainy day, his 67 catapulting hirom a tie for eighth at the start of the day to second at 11-under 277.

Woods bogeyed the eighth to drop to 19-under and finished the front nine 1-under.

Woods struggled coming in, making three birdies, but also making three straight bogeys. His 71 was his first round in the 70s since an opening round 72 the first week of September at the Deutsche Bank Championship. He had posted 19 rounds in the 60s.

Stewart Cink, who started Sunday in second place, fired a one-over 73 to finished tied for third with South African Rory Sabbatini (67) at nine-under.