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Tiger Woods Wins his 7th WGC-Bridgestone Invitational Title

Sports Betting News - August 10th, 2009 - Written by Bruce

After starting the 4th Round three strokes behind the leader, Tiger Woods started his round on a tear and never looked back. He shot a five under 65 on Sunday to win the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational for a remarkable seventh time. Woods began his round four under par through the first five holes. An eagle on the par five 2nd hole, got Tiger rolling early and he quickly shot to the top of the leader board. He shot a five under 30 on the front nine, and then cruised on the back nine shooting an even par 35. His 65 matched his round from Saturday which left Tiger at remarkable ten under par for the weekend. He has now played this tournment ten times and amazingly has never finished out of the top five. In the thirty WGC events that Tiger has played, he has won over half of the them winning sixteen times. This gives him two straight victories heading into the last major of the year, this week's PGA Championship.

When the 4th Round began Padraig Harrington held a three shot lead over Woods. The two were in the last group together and Harrington kept the round close until the par five 16th hole. Harrington struggled mightily on the hole finishing with a triple bogey eight. This took him out of contention and opened the door for yet another victory for Woods. On his drive, Tiger drove his ball into the trees and ended up leaving himself a lengthy approach to the green. His third shot was from 178 yards away, and Woods hit a beautiful 8 iron that left him within a foot of the hole. He tapped in his birdie and picked up four strokes on Harrington on the hole. The last two holes were merely a formality for Woods, as he ended up winning the tournament by four shots. Padraig Harrington shot a two over 72 and finished in a tie for second with Robert Allenby.

The win gave Tiger Woods the 70th PGA Tour victory of his remarkable career. This leaves him three wins behind the legendary Jack Nicklaus, and twelve wins behind the all time leader Sam Snead. This was only the sixth time of Tiger's career that he won a tournament when trailing by three shots or more heading into the final round. His domination of the World Golf Championship is incredible, especially how he has dominated the ten times he has played the Bridgestone Invitational. His seven wins there makes him the only golfer in PGA Tour history to win seven times on the same golf course. Padraig Harrington was unable to hold off the worlds number one player on Sunday, but after struggling so far this season his performance may give him some confidence heading into next week's PGA Championship. Both Woods and Harrington will be ready when the final major of the year gets under way on Thursday.

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