DUBLIN, Ohio - Tiger Woods stormed home to capture his 73rd US PGA Tour victory with a two shot win in the Memorial Tournament at Muirfield Village in Ohio.
Woods joins Jack Nicklaus, the designer and host at Muirfield, in second place on the US PGA all-time wins list after he shot a five under 67 final round to beat Rory Sabbatini and Andres Romero.
The now five-time Memorial champion holed an incredible chip shot for birdie from 50 feet and thick rough on the 16th hole on his way to an nine-under par 279 total.
That was the most unbelievable gutsy shot Ive ever seen, Nicklaus said of Woods flopped chip in late in the round.
If he is short the tournament is over, if hes long the tournament is over and he put it in the hole.
Woods is now just nine wins behind Sam Sneads record 82 wins on the US Tour.
The 14-time major champion started his run with a birdie on the second hole and then really warmed the galleries up with three in a row between the fifth and seventh holes to pull within one of the lead.
The loud roars were tempered with bogeys on the eighth and 10th holes and he failed to make birdie from seven feet on the 11th, making his push tougher.
But the Tiger of old appeared in the clutch with three birdies in the final four holes.
He gained a shot on the 15th, and then produced one of his career best on 16.
The roars reverberated around the entire course and playing in the group behind Sabbatini bogeyed the 16th to hand the outright lead to Woods, a place he wouldnt relinquish.
A stunning approach shot and subsequent birdie on the last stamped an exclamation mark on the win.
Boy I hit it good today, Woods said.
That was some really good golf out there. I never really missed a shot today.