What has to happen for Tiger Woods to win the FedExCup?

Ross Houston
September 24, 2018

Just last month, Woods, a 14-time major victor who averaged six tour titles a year from 1999 to 2007, said he viewed this season as one of the finest of his career, because as 2018 began, "I didn't know what I was going to do, I just didn't have a clue".

Woods' win gave Michelle Wie goosebumps.

Dressed in his traditional red shirt on Sunday, the 42-year-old started the day with a three-shot lead and overcame a couple of late stumbles to finish at 11-under overall and claim his 80th title on the US PGA Tour.


"I didn't want to get run over", Woods said with a laugh.

"I am sure there would be room somewhere in the house if I happened to go on and win this event", he said.

Never once looking like he was going to shirk the lead and crumble under the pressure, Woods pushed out further ahead as a series of potential challengers came and went. He shot a 65 in the first round and finished the day in a tie for the lead with Rickie Fowler.


After turning in a third-round 65 on Saturday, Tiger Woods will head into the final round of the Tour Championship on Sunday with a three-shot lead as he looks to capture his first victory in 1,876 days. Woods shot a final-round 64, however, Koepka held on to win his third major in two years. "It will probably be for him, trying to win for the first time again". A small slip on the back nine Sunday provided some extra drama, but Woods would not be denied. "I got off to just an ideal start. and the next thing you know I'm off and running". "Sometimes it works but it just feels very familiar to me". "I know the graphics have changed a little bit but it's basically the same shaft". It wasn't like he was a healthy guy and he mentally lost it and just couldn't figure out how to play golf.

"I had a hard time not crying on the last hole", Woods told NBC. I still needed to play the hole, and once I hit the ball into the bunker" - which caused a large sigh - "I tried to miss it right of the flag.

The 14-time major victor closed out a two-stroke victory by shooting a 71 in the fourth round Sunday at East Lake Golf Club in Atlanta.


It marks a remarkable return to the top for Woods, who was ranked world number 1,199 less than a year ago after having spinal fusion surgery.

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