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Woods Wins AT&T National

By: Erik Matuszewski
By: Erik Matuszewski

July 5 (Bloomberg) -- Tiger Woods birdied the 16th hole for a one-shot win at golf’s AT&T National, the U.S. PGA Tour event he hosts at Congressional Country Club in Bethesda, Maryland.

Woods started the final round tied for the lead with defending champion Anthony Kim before Hunter Mahan made a final- round push, matching the course record with an 8-under-par 62 to tie Woods at 12-under.

Woods, who started his round 1 hour, 20 minutes after Mahan, regained the lead by rolling in a 20-foot birdie putt at the par-5 16th hole to get to 13-under. Mahan made nine birdies in the final round to finish second at 12-under, while Kim shot a 1-over-par 71 to place third at 9-under.

Woods closed with a 3-under 67 and will donate the $1.1 million he receives for the win to his Tiger Woods Foundation. The last PGA Tour event Woods lost after holding a lead coming into the final round was the 2004 Tour Championship.

It’s the 68th career PGA Tour victory for Woods, whose two previous wins this season came in tournaments hosted by Arnold Palmer and Jack Nicklaus. Woods, 33, finished sixth in the inaugural AT&T National in 2007 and missed his event last year following knee surgery.

He’ll take next week off before returning to action at the British Open. The season’s third major championship is scheduled for July 16-19 at Turnberry in Scotland.


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