Sunday, September 16, 2007

Tiger Roars At TOUR Championship

As the sun rose yesterday morning at East Lake Golf Club in Atlanta, Georgia it was very clear that Tiger Woods was going to win the first ever Fed Ex Cup. The only question was would he be able to maintain his three stroke lead over Mark Calcavecchia and the rest of the 30 man field and win for the second straight week. After a shaky start, where he had a bogey and four pars on the first five holes, Tiger put on a breathtaking display of accurate driving and pin-seeking iron shots, birding six of the next 11 holes. A bogey on 17 would drop him to "only" 23 under par, and his nine stroke lead over "Calc" and 2007 Masters champion Zach Johnson was pared to eight - pars on 18 by Tiger and "Calc" would make that the final margin of victory.

Yes, it was that kind of week for Tiger and that kind of year. His 257 total matched the third lowest aggregate score in PGA Tour history and gave him his seventh win of the year and 61st of his career, one behind Arnold Palmer for fourth on the all-time list. Tiger took home a check for $1,260,000 in winning the tournament and also took home a $10,000,000 annuity for winning the FedEx Cup. Two weeks ago, it appeared Phil Mickelson might be ready to make another run at Tiger after beating him head to head at the Deutsch Bank, but after with wins over the elite of the elite each of the past two weeks, there is no question that Tiger will still be the man to beat going into 2008.


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