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Never a doubt

After his winning birdie putt on the 18th, Tiger Woods turns and slams his cap to the ground as he lets out a roar.

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After his winning birdie putt on the 18th, Tiger Woods turns and slams his cap to the ground as he lets out a roar.

Not since 2001 at Bay Hill against Phil Mickelson has Tiger Woods won a PGA Tour event with birdie on the 72nd hole to win by a shot. Tied with Bart Bryant on Sunday at No. 18 of the same course, Woods nailed a 25-foot putt to take the Arnold Palmer Invitational in Orlando. "I kept telling myself, 'I've done this before. I did it against Phil, and this time it's a little bit deeper into the green, and the putt has a little more break, and it has a little more grain. I've done it before, and I can do it again,' " Woods said. The world's No. 1 golfer won his fifth title in a row on the PGA Tour (sixth straight worldwide). It was his 64th victory, tying him with Ben Hogan at No. 3 on the tour's career list. More inside, 7C

Career victories

Most PGA Tour wins, with

years of first and final ones:

Sam Snead 1936-65 82

Jack Nicklaus 1962-86 73

Tiger Woods 1996-08 64

Ben Hogan 1938-59 64

Arnold Palmer 1955-73 62

And five in a row …

BMW Championship

The Tour Championship

Buick Invitational

Accenture Match Play

Arnold Palmer Invitational

Never a doubt 03/16/08 [Last modified: Thursday, October 28, 2010 9:41am]
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