Another World Title For Woods
Sunday, March 25th 2007, 6:02 pm
By: News On 6
MIAMI (AP) -- They can move this World Golf Championship around country and continents, change its name and stick it in a different spot on the calendar. Tiger Woods still seems to wind up with the trophy.
Woods made sure the outcome was never in doubt Sunday, making enough key putts to keep everyone at a distance and playing it safe at the end for a 1-over 73 to capture the CA Championship by two shots over Brett Wetterich in his final tournament before the Masters.
"Very pleased," Woods said about his game heading into the first major.
He is believed to be the first player to win a PGA Tour event six times on six courses. Woods also won this tournament, previously known as the American Express Championship, in Spain, Ireland, Atlanta, San Francisco and London. And it was his third straight victory at Doral.
"He's good on Bermuda, good in wind, good in no wind, he's good on bent grass. He's just a good player," U.S. Open champion Geoff Ogilvy said. "What do you say?"
Woods never let anyone closer to him than four shots for most of the warm, blustery afternoon on the Blue Monster until Wetterich made birdie on the 16th to get within three. Equipped with that margin, Woods played iron off the tee on the tough 18th, laid up, and hit a wedge 50 feet beyond the flag.
Wetterich had an 8-foot birdie to make it interesting, but left it short and settled for a 71.
Woods finished at 10-under 278 to continue his dominance in these World Golf Championships. It was his 13th title in 24 tries, and he is 11-of-16 when the tournaments are stroke play.
"It's tough," Wetterich said. "You know he's not going to go out and make mistakes. No one really put any pressure on him today. It was kind of easy on him except for those last few holes."