Winner’s Circle: Tiger Woods Claims Career Victory No. 82 in Japan to Tie Sam Snead

Tiger Woods Wins Zozo Championship
Tiger Woods speaks at the award ceremony following his win at the Zozo Championship at Accordia Golf Narashino CC on Oct 28, 2019 in Inzai, Chiba, Japan. Photo by Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images

Weather delays throughout the weekend in Japan forced a Monday finish at the inaugural ZOZO Championship. But it was worth the wait for the fans who stuck around, as Tiger Woods put the finishing touches on a final-round 67 en route to his 82nd career PGA Tour title, tying Sam Snead for the most titles in history.

Woods finished his final 18 holes at Accordia Golf Narashino Country Club with four birdies against one bogey to reach 19-under par, three shots better than Hideki Matsuyama (67).

The win, in just his first start of the 2020 season, will move Woods from 10th to No. 6 in the Official World Golf Rankings.


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Pro-File

Nationality American
Height: 6′ 1″
Weight: 185 lb
Birthdate: December 30, 1975 (age 43)
Native: Cypress, California
Residence: Jupiter Island, Florida
College: Stanford University
Primary Sponsor: Nike


Final Scores: Top 5

Pos-Player-To Par (Final Rd)
1. Tiger Woods -19 (-3)
2. Hideki Matsuyama -16 (-3)
3. Sung-jae Im -13 (-5)
3. Rory McIlroy -13 (-3)
5. Gary Woodland -12 (E)

Top-3 Check Cashers
  • Woods – $1,755,000
  • Matsuyama – $1,053,000
  • McIlroy, Im – $565,500

Video: Tiger Wins 82nd PGA TOUR Title


The Early Rounds

Round 1
Pos-Player-To Par (Score)
1. Tiger Woods -6
1. Gary Woodland -6
3. Hideki Matsuyama -5

Round 2
Pos-Player-To Par (Rd 2)
1. Tiger Woods -12 (-6)
1. Gary Woodland -10 (-4)
3. Keegan Bradley -8 (-7)
3. Hideki Matsuyama -8 (-3)

Round 3
Pos-Player-To Par (Rd 3)
1. Tiger Woods -16 (-4)
2. Hideki Matsuyama -13 (-5)
3. Gary Woodland -12 (-2)


Woods’ 2020 PGA Tour Season

Starts: 1
Cuts Made: 1
Wins: 1 (ZOZO Championship)
Earnings: $1,755,000 (3)
FedExCup Pts: 500 (7)
World Rank Before/After: 10/6


Woods’ Winning Numbers

Tiger Woods Wins Zozo Championship
Gallery watch Tiger Woods of the United States putting on the 9th green during the final round of the Zozo Championship at Accordia Golf Narashino CC on Oct 27, 2019 in Inzai, Chiba, Japan. Photo by Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images

Top-line Stats
Fairways: 34/52, 65.4% (9th)
Greens: 55/72, 76.4% (4th)
Putts/GIR: 91/1.648 (1st)
Scores: 26 Birdies, 37 Pars, 8 Bogeys

Hole Scoring
Par-3: -9 (9 Birdies, 11 Pars)
Par-4: -4 (11 Birdies, 22 Pars, 7 Bogey)
Par-5: -6 (7 Birdies, 4 Pars, 1 Bogey)


Woods’ Career Wins (Majors): By Season

2020 – 1
2019 – 1 (Masters)
2018 – 1
2017 – 0
2016 – 0
2015 – 0
2014 – 0
2013 – 5
2012 – 3
2011 – 0
2010 – 0
2009 – 6
2008 – 4 (U.S.)
2007 – 7 (PGA)
2006 – 8 (PGA, British)
2005 – 6 (Masters, British)
2004 – 1
2003 – 5
2002 – 5 (Masters, U.S.)
2001 – 5 (Masters)
2000 – 9 (U.S., PGA, British)
1999 – 8 (PGA)
1998 – 1
1997 – 4 (Masters)
1996 – 2


WITB: Tiger Woods

Tiger Woods Wins Zozo Championship
Tiger Woods hits his tee shot on the 14th hole during the final round of the Zozo Championship at Accordia Golf Narashino CC on Oct 28, 2019 in Inzai, Chiba, Japan. Photo by Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images

Driver: TaylorMade M5 (9°)
3 Wood: TaylorMade M5 (15°)
5 Wood: TaylorMade M5 (19°)
Irons: TaylorMade P-7TW (3-PW)
Wedges: TaylorMade Milled Grind (56°, 60°)
Putter: Scotty Cameron Newport 2
Ball: Bridgestone TourB XS
Hat/Apparel: TW Nike


Money & Points

With his win, Woods earned $1,755,000 and 500 FedExCup points. He will move to No. 7 in the PGA Tour’s points standings, and No. 3 on the money list.

Woods also received 64 OWGR points, and will jump four spots (from 10th) to No. 6 in the world rankings.


Quotable

Tiger Woods Wins Zozo Championship
Tiger Woods acknowledges the gallery after a birdie on the 14th green during the final round of the Zozo Championship at Accordia Golf Narashino CC on Oct 28, 2019 in Inzai, Chiba, Japan. Photo by Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images

“Well, it’s a big number. It’s about consistency and doing it for a long period of time. Sam did it into his 50s and I’m in my early to mid 40s. So it’s about being consistent and doing it for a very long period of time. I’ve been very fortunate to have had the career I’ve had so far. To have won this event in Japan, it’s just so ironic because I’ve always been a global player, I’ve always played all around the world and to tie the record outside the United States is pretty cool.”
Tiger Woods, 2019 ZOZO Champion


Credits: Getty Images, PGA Tour Media


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