Tiger triumphs, surpasses Nicklaus' PGA win record
Tiger Woods won the storm-hit AT&T National for his 74th career title to pass Jack Nicklaus for second place all-time on the PGA Tour list.Updated: Jul 03, 2012 01:28 IST
Tiger Woods won the storm-hit AT&T National for his 74th career title to pass Jack Nicklaus for second place all-time on the PGA Tour list.
Woods won for the third time this year by outlasting fellow American Bo Van Pelt in a back-nine duel that went down to the final hole on Sunday.
Woods closed with a two-under 69, giving him a two-shot victory and moving him into second place on the tour's career list, one ahead of Nicklaus. He needs eight more to equal Sam Snead.
Woods, who finished at eight-under 276, took the lead on 17 where Van Pelt made bogey after his ball sailed over the green. He sealed the victory with a superb nine-iron approach that landed and rolled onto the flat part of the green on 18.