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Tiger Woods wins at Congressional; passes Nicklaus in all-time wins for 2nd place with 74

 

Tiger Woods has now won 3 tournaments in 2012 (megasportsnews.com photo)

Tiger Woods tied Jack Nicklaus for all-time PGA Tour wins with 73 at the Memorial Tournament back in June.

With his latest win on Sunday, he now has 74 wins and has passed his golfing idol. He is now 8 wins behind Sam Snead who has 82.

Woods held off  Bo Van Pelt on the back nine of the Blue Course at Congressional Country Club on Sunday to win the AT&T National in Bethesda, Maryland.

In this comeback season for Woods, she has risen to number-4 in the world golf rankings behind Luke Donald, Rory McIlroy and Lee Westwood.

With his final-round of 2-under par 69, Woods beat the scrappy Van Pelt by two shots and became the first golfer to earn three wins on Tour this season. Adam Scott finished third at 5-under-par 67 on Sunday.

In his career, this is the 12th time that Woods has won at least three times. He has three wins in his last seven starts.

Woods went 41 holes without a bogey until needing six strokes to get off the par-5 16th. He took the outright lead by making a 6-foot putt for par on the 17th as Van Pelt made bogey. Bogeys on the last three holes hurt Van Pelt’s chances.

 

Info compiled from PGA Tour News

 

Choi takes control of AT&T National with late birdies

 

K.J. Choi (file photo)

K.J. Choi with five birdies on the last six holes, took control of the AT&T National in Newton Square, Pennsylvania just outside of Philadelphia.

Choi shot a 6-under-par 64 to take a two-shot lead after two rounds.

Choi is at 7-under 133, leads over Chris Riley (66), Charlie Wi (66), Justin Leonard (67) and Bo Van Pelt (66).

Lancaster, Ohio’s Joe Ogilvie shot a 70 and is four shots back of Choi.

 

Info courtesy of PGA Tour

Rocco Mediate wins tournament with eagle-a-day strategy

Rocco Mediate (PGA Tour)

47-year-old Rocco Mediate holed out for an eagle for the fourth straight day over the weekend, hitting a wedge approach shot from 116 yards that spun back into the cup on the par-4 17th hole, propelling him to a one-shot win over Bo Van Pelt and Alex Prugh in the Frys.com Open in San Martin, California.

Prugh shot a 69, while Van Pelt closed the final round with a 71.

Mediate now has won six times on the Tour.

Mediate, won for the first time on the PGA Tour since 2002, finishing with a 2-over-par 73 for a 15-under 269 total. He had a hole-in-one on the par-3 third hole Thursday, holed out from 160 yards during Friday’s second round on the par-4 fourth and on Saturday during the third round, he holed out from 111 yards on the par-5 15th. You rarely see one eagle in a tournament; but four is unprobable.

compiled from staff & PGA Tour news

Mediate leads Frys.com tournament in California

Rocco Mediate shot a hole-in-one and had a bogey-free 7-under-par 64 to take a one-shot lead after the first round of the Frys.com Open in San Martin, California.

Rocco Mediate (PGA Tour)

Paul Gaydos, Bo Van Pelt and Ryuji Imada each shot 65, and John Mallinger, Micheal Letzig and Will MacKenzie are two strokes back in the tournament, which is the third of five Fall Series events.

compiled from staff & Golf news

Watson shoots a 64 to lead Bridgestone in Akron

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Also contributing to this story was Staff writer StephanieLee

AKRON, OHIO — Bubba Watson, playing his first tournament round of golf at Firestone Country Club, shot a 6-under 64 for a two-stroke lead after Thursday’s opening round of the Bridgestone Invitational.

On the downside, Tiger Woods, who’s won seven times at Firestone, struggled all day and shot a 74, his worst round ever on the course and in the tournament. Woods finished round one in 74th place, in the 81-player field.

Watson needed only 22 putts to shoot his lowest first-round score of the year. He was able to practice on the course on Sunday and it allowed him to put up seven birdies and a bogey.

Bubba Watson (PGA)

This was the first time that Watson, who won the Travelers Championship in June, which was his first PGA Tour win, has led a tournament after the first round.

Phil Mickelson, Kenny Perry, Adam Scott and Graeme McDowell were all at 66, as Chad Campbell, Sean O’Hair, Jeff Overton, Bo Van Pelt and Retief Goosen finished at 67.

Mickelson was paired with Rory McIlroy and they played well together. McIlroy shot a 68 and Mickelson, who played the first 10 holes at 1 over, birdied five of the last eight.

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