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August 4 2013

5:47 PM

Woods wins eighth at Firestone

Tiger Woods shares a moment with his son Charlie after his win at Firestone.

AKRON, Ohio -- For the second time this year, Tiger Woods has matched Sam Snead's record of eight victories in a single event.

Sunday's dominating win at the World Golf Championships-Bridgestone Invitational was his eighth at Firestone Country Club and his 18th in the global series. Woods also picked up his eighth win at the Arnold Palmer Invitational presented by MasterCard back in March.

Snead first accomplished the feat at the Greater Greensboro Open, winning that tournament in four different decades. Sunday's win at Firestone -- Woods' fifth of the season  -- also brought him to 79 for his career and within three of Snead's all-time mark.

Woods, who electrified the crowd with a 61 in the second round, shot a conservative even-par 70 that left him at 15 under for 72 holes. He beat Keegan Bradley and Henrik Stenson by seven strokes and took a commanding lead in the FedExCup standings.

"It's very tough to give Tiger that many shots," Bradley said. "The round he shot on Friday was pretty special. You know, I hate to sit here and go on and on about how good he is, but he is. It's difficult because I really want to get up there and contend with him, but ... this week he's playing really well.

After he spoke with CBS announcer David Feherety, Woods picked up his young son, Charlie, and carried him to the scorer's trailer. Woods will now head to Rochester, N.Y., for next week's PGA Championship as the favorite as he attempts to end a victory drought in the majors that dates back more than five years.

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