Tiger Woods passes Jack Nicklaus with 74th career PGA Tour winby Cameron Morfit
Almost everything has changed in the life of Tiger Woods over the last three years, but that was hard to keep in mind as Woods held off a pesky Bo Van Pelt at the AT&T National at Congressional Country Club in Washington, D.C., on Sunday.
For Woods and golf in general, everything is starting to look very 2009.
Woods, who shot a two-under-par 69 to beat Van Pelt by two shots, notched his 74th career victory to surpass Jack Nicklaus’s career total and take over second place alone, eight wins behind all-time victories leader Sam Snead. Woods’s victory at Congressional marked his third of the year -- he is the Tour’s first three-time winner this season -- and his first at Congressional since the 2009 AT&T.
“Yeah, pretty much everything,” Woods said, when asked which part of his game has come around the most this year. “I remember there was a time when people were saying I could never win again. That was, I think, what, six months ago. Here we are.”
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