Woods wins 75th PGA title at Torrey Pines
(CNN) — Tiger Woods won his 75th PGA Tour title at the Farmers Insurance Open at Torrey Pines on Monday to ensure his 2013 season started in fine fashion.
After fog had taken the California tournament into a fourth day, Woods finished 14-under to win the $6.1 million event by four shots.
Starting the day six strokes clear, the World No. 2 carded a level-par 72 in his final round to finish ahead of defending champion Brandt Snedeker and Josh Teater, who were both 10-under.
Woods broke the PGA record for the number of wins at a single course as he lifted his eighth title at the venue, with seven tournament triumphs added to the U.S. Open crown he so memorably won in 2008.
Combined with his seven wins apiece at both Firestone Country Club and Bay Hill Club and Lodge, 22 of Woods’ 75 career wins have now come at just three courses.
This represents a significant 29 percent of the 37-year-old’s tally of PGA Tour wins.
“This is a nice way to start the year,” Woods said after the victory. “My expectations for the year are the same — to go out there and win every tournament I play in.
“Setting my sights on being No.1 comes as a result of winning golf tournaments and being consistent.
“That’s how I got there and in order for me to get back there, that’s what I have to do — and this is a good start.”
Monday’s victory took the 14-time major winner to within seven victories of Sam Snead’s record tally of 82 victories.
Resuming play on Monday with 11 holes remaining, Woods had to wait until the 13th hole for his first birdie of the day but his game then dropped off as a slow finish prompted some loose strokes.
“I lost a little bit of patience out there and unfortunately it affected my play a little bit,” added Woods.
Two bogeys and a double bogey between the 14th and the 17th took some of the shine off his victory and allowed Snedeker and Teater to narrow the gap.