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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.

other Updated: Jul 03, 2012 01:28 IST
Reuters
Hindustantimes

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.

"What an incredible week," Woods said. "I remember there was a time when people were saying I could never win again."http://www.hindustantimes.com/Images/Popup/2012/7/03-june-12-pg-22c.jpg

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.

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