Win No. 67: 2009 the Memorial Tournament

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  VICTORY NO. 67    previous victory - next victory
DATE
06/07/2009
EVENT
the Memorial Tournament
COURSE
Muirfield Village Golf Club
WINNING SCORE
-12 (276)
EARNINGS
$ 1,080,000
TIGER'S AGE
33 Years Old

SYNOPSIS
Every fairway. Birdies on the last two holes to break out of a four-man tie. Tiger Woods sure knew how to make a statement at the Memorial Tournament. The world's No. 1 player fired a 65 on Sunday to come from four strokes off the pace for the win. The victory was Woods' second in his first seven starts since since coming back from knee surgery and his fourth at Muirfield Village where Jack Nicklaus, the man whose records he chases, reigns supreme. "I knew I could do this," Woods said. "... I just came off of a pretty extended break, and I was close to winning, but the game wasn't quite there when I really needed it on Sunday. I rectified that." Woods was most proud of his entire body of work -- not just the emphatic birdies on the last two holes. Woods hit all 14 fairways for the first time since he won the 2003 Arnold Palmer Invitational presented by MasterCard and his driving accuracy percentage of 87.5 tied the best of his career. He hit 53 of 72 greens in regulation, too, including that exclamation point of a 7-iron that stopped 14 inches from the 18th hole. Need we say more? So much for those who openly wondered whether the post-surgery Woods would approach the player he was before he won his 14th major on one leg at the 2008 U.S. Open. "I wish you'd all quit (ticking) him off," Jim Furyk, who finished second, said. " ... Wish you'd just quit chapping him so much and make him come back and keep proving stuff. Tiger Woods is always Tiger Woods. He can't be 100 percent every week, but I'm sure he answered a lot of questions today."


TOP TEN LEADERBOARD - the Memorial Tournament
Pos Player Rnd 1 Rnd 2 Rnd 3 Rnd 4 Total Strokes To Par
1 Tiger Woods 69 74 68 65 276 -12
2 Jim Furyk 67 70 71 69 277 -11
T3 Jonathan Byrd 69 68 71 72 280 -8
T3 Mark Wilson 68 70 69 73 280 -8
T5 Matt Bettencourt 71 68 68 75 282 -6
T5 Matt Kuchar 73 67 71 71 282 -6
T5 Davis Love III 72 68 69 73 282 -6
T8 Stewart Cink 68 72 72 71 283 -5
T8 Ernie Els 70 70 71 72 283 -5
T10 Will MacKenzie 70 73 73 68 284 -4
T10 Geoff Ogilvy 72 74 63 75 284 -4
T10 Mike Weir 69 69 75 71 284 -4

ROUND 4 SCORECARD - Muirfield Village Golf Club
HOLE 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 OUT 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 IN TOTAL
PAR 4 4 4 3 5 4 5 3 4 36 4 5 3 4 4 5 3 4 4 36 72
RND 4 4 3 4 2 4 4 4 4 4 33 4 3 3 4 4 4 4 3 3 32 65


ROUND 3 SCORECARD - Muirfield Village Golf Club
HOLE 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 OUT 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 IN TOTAL
PAR 4 4 4 3 5 4 5 3 4 36 4 5 3 4 4 5 3 4 4 36 72
RND 3 5 3 4 3 4 4 5 3 4 35 4 3 3 4 3 4 3 5 4 33 68


ROUND 2 SCORECARD - Muirfield Village Golf Club
HOLE 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 OUT 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 IN TOTAL
PAR 4 4 4 3 5 4 5 3 4 36 4 5 3 4 4 5 3 4 4 36 72
RND 2 4 4 4 4 6 4 4 3 4 37 4 4 4 3 4 5 4 4 5 37 74


ROUND 1 SCORECARD - Muirfield Village Golf Club
HOLE 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 OUT 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 IN TOTAL
PAR 4 4 4 3 5 4 5 3 4 36 4 5 3 4 4 5 3 4 4 36 72
RND 1 4 3 4 2 5 3 5 3 4 33 4 5 3 5 4 4 2 4 5 36 69



 

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