Win No. 26: 2001 THE PLAYERS Championship

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  VICTORY NO. 26    previous victory - next victory
DATE
03/25/2001
EVENT
THE PLAYERS Championship
COURSE
TPC Sawgrass
WINNING SCORE
-14 (274)
EARNINGS
$ 1,080,000
TIGER'S AGE
25 Years Old

SYNOPSIS
Tiger Woods needed an extra day to win his first PLAYERS Championship -- and his second tournament in as many weeks after what was, for him, a prolonged slump from the winner's circle. Woods struggled with his putter early in the week and was six strokes behind Jerry Kelly at the midway mark. But as he tends to do, Woods surged into the picture with a third-round 66 that tied him with Vijay Singh and landed him in the final group with Kelly on Sunday -- and Monday. Woods didn't disappoint, either, starting birdie-eagle and eventually taking the lead with a birdie at the ninth hole as play was suspended due to rain. Singh made a spirited bid, despite a triple bogey on the 14th, but Woods gained a two-stroke cushion with a tap-in birdie at the 16th hole after his 40-footer for eagle stubbornly refused to fall. His bogey at the 18th hole didn't matter after Singh failed to make birdie, and Woods had his 26th win. "I wasn't playing that bad," Woods said. "It wasn't like I was missing cuts every week. I was right there with a chance to win in virtually every tournament I teed it up in, and I think that's pretty good. ... Now I've won two tournaments in a row. I'm sure they will write about something else."


TOP TEN LEADERBOARD - THE PLAYERS Championship
Pos Player Rnd 1 Rnd 2 Rnd 3 Rnd 4 Total Strokes To Par
1 Tiger Woods 72 69 66 67 274 -14
2 Vijay Singh 67 70 70 68 275 -13
3 Bernhard Langer 73 68 68 67 276 -12
4 Jerry Kelly 69 66 70 73 278 -10
T5 Billy Mayfair 68 72 70 71 281 -7
T5 Hal Sutton 72 71 68 70 281 -7
T7 Paul Azinger 66 70 74 72 282 -6
T7 Scott Hoch 67 70 71 74 282 -6
T7 Frank Lickliter II 72 72 70 68 282 -6
T10 Joe Durant 73 73 67 70 283 -5
T10 Nick Price 70 74 71 68 283 -5

ROUND 4 SCORECARD - TPC Sawgrass
HOLE 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 OUT 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 IN TOTAL
PAR 4 5 3 4 4 4 4 3 5 36 4 5 4 3 4 4 5 3 4 36 72
RND 4 3 3 3 4 4 4 5 3 4 33 3 5 3 3 4 4 4 3 5 34 67


ROUND 3 SCORECARD - TPC Sawgrass
HOLE 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 OUT 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 IN TOTAL
PAR 4 5 3 4 4 4 4 3 5 36 4 5 4 3 4 4 5 3 4 36 72
RND 3 5 4 2 3 4 4 4 3 5 34 4 3 3 3 4 4 4 2 5 32 66


ROUND 2 SCORECARD - TPC Sawgrass
HOLE 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 OUT 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 IN TOTAL
PAR 4 5 3 4 4 4 4 3 5 36 4 5 4 3 4 4 5 3 4 36 72
RND 2 3 4 3 4 4 4 4 3 5 34 4 5 4 3 4 3 4 5 3 35 69


ROUND 1 SCORECARD - TPC Sawgrass
HOLE 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 OUT 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 IN TOTAL
PAR 4 5 3 4 4 4 4 3 5 36 4 5 4 3 4 4 5 3 4 36 72
RND 1 4 4 3 4 4 4 3 3 6 35 4 5 4 3 4 4 4 3 6 37 72


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