Woods makes it number 74 at AT&T
BY Bruce Young | US PGA Tour | 2012 AT&T National | Wrap | 02 Jul 2012
Tiger Woods made it 74 wins on the PGA Tour with a classy two shot victory at the AT&T National Championship at the Congressional Country Club in Bethesda Maryland.
Woods moved ahead of Jack Nicklaus and into second position on the all time list of PGA Tour victories behind Sam Snead.
Woods held of a spirited challenge from Bo Van Pelt over much of the final round before Van Pelt bogeyed his final three holes after sharing the lead with Woods with three holes to play.
Both players would bogey the 15th but in his usual rock solid manner Woods made a crucial 6 foot putt at the 17th then hit two magnificent shots at the dangerous 18th to assure himself of victory.
Woods not only won the event but hosts it also and having won it the last time it was played at Congressional in 2009 he continues to ’own’ the event he established back in 2007.
Adam Scott recovered from a slow start to the week to finish alone in 3rd position after having taken a share of the lead through nine holes today.
Jason Day also had a great week finishing in a share of 8th on a golf course where he finished runner-up at last year’s US Open. Even more is in store for Day over the next few weeks as he and wife Ellie await the arrival of their first child.
Greg Chalmers was the next best of the Australians in 17th position.