Tiger Woods won the Memorial Tournament on Sunday.
June 4, 2012– Tiger Woods won the Memorial Tournament on Sunday and matched Jack Nicklaus for career wins on the PGA Tour with 73. Woods was down two shots with only three holes left to play in Sunday’s final round. His approach shot to the 16th green landed 50 feet from the hole and he was staring at a bogey at best. Woods however, hit one of the best shots of his career, a 50-foot flop shot that landed close to the hole and rolled in converting a sure bogey into a tournament changing birdie.
He birdied three of his last four holes to record a 67, matching the final round’s lowest score. The victory was Woods’ fifth at Muirfield Village and tied with Nicklaus for second place on the all time win list behind just Sam Snead, who won 82 tournaments.
The win ended Woods’ worst three straight tournament stretch of his career and came as the U.S. Open was just two weeks away. He started the final round four shots behind leader Spencer Levin, but won by two shots over Argentine Andres Romero and South African Rory Sabbatini.
The win was Woods’ second of the year and he is now in third place in the FedEx Cup race, a race he has won on two occasions in the short five years it has been in existence. Woods also moved up to fourth in the world rankings with his victory.