Tiger Woods Becomes Only Third Golfer to Win No. 63

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Tiger Woods Becomes Only Third Golfer to Win No. 63

Tiger Woods has now accomplished what only three other golfers in history have done—win at least 63 events on the PGA tour. 

This weekend’s victory in the Accenture Match Play Championship moved Wood past Arnold Palmer into fourth on the all-time win list. 

Wood’s opponent on Sunday, Stewart Cink, could only watch and laugh as Woods made 14 birdies in 29 holes to dispose of him eight and seven.  Woods could have easily been beaten in the first round by J.B. Holmes, but a stretch of three birdies and an eagle on the last five holes gave Woods the come-from-behind win.

He was also pushed by Aaron Baddeley and Henrik Stenson on previous days, but just like his first round, Woods made the shots when it counted—this is what makes Tiger Woods the best player of all time, beating contenders and adjusting to the conditions. 

With this win, Woods has now won his fourth straight on the year and makes the possibility of winning the grand slam that much more attainable.

This is the third time Woods has won at least four straight PGA Tour events. He also won in Dubai three weeks ago on the European tour by coming back from a four-shot deficit.  He has now won six of his last seven PGA Tour events, 16 of his last 30 over the last two years. 

Woods' next win will tie him with Ben Hogan for third all-time in career wins, leaving him eight wins away from his idol, Jack Nicklaus. 

That's amazing considering Woods is only 32-years old; an age that most describe as a golfers prime. 

If this is Woods' prime, then every other golfer should be scared. 

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