Tiger roars again
Tiger Woods came from five strokes behind to overhaul his fellow American Sean O'Hair and win his 66th PGA Tour title by a shot at the Arnold Palmer Invitational in Orlando on Sunday.other Updated: Mar 30, 2009 23:18 IST
Tiger Woods came from five strokes behind to overhaul his fellow American Sean O'Hair and win his 66th PGA Tour title by a shot at the Arnold Palmer Invitational in Orlando on Sunday.
Playing only his third tournament since returning from reconstructive knee surgery, Woods birdied the final hole for a three-under-par 67 and a record sixth victory at the Bay Hill Club. "It feels good to be back," Woods said.
The world No1 finally caught O'Hair at the 15th green with a birdie three as his rival parred and, with three holes to play, the two Americans were tied in the lead at five under, three shots clear of the field.
Woods missed the fairway off the 16th tee but O'Hair failed to capitalise and handed his rival the advantage by sending his second shot with a hop off the bank and into water on the way to a bogey.
Woods laid up with his second shot, 109 yards from the hole but his third shot was a beauty, a pitching wedge to inside four feet as O'Hair waited to play his fourth shot having taken a penalty drop on the greenside fringe.
Woods holed his par putt and, with two to play, was alone in the lead at five under for the first time since winning the US Open from Rocco Mediate at the 91st hole last June.
Although Woods stumbled at the next hole, where his tee shot ended up under the lip of a greenside bunker, he calmly rolled in a 16-footer on the 18th green for a five-under total of 275. The Guardian
Jeev finishes tied 27th
The 16th hole bogey snapped an incredible string of par shots as Jeev Milkha Singh signed off with one-over 71 to finish tied 27th. Jeev parred his first 15 holes before the par-four 16th caught him off guard, costing him a stroke.
First Published: Mar 30, 2009 23:17 IST