Tiger Woods captures The Player's Championship
He may still be searching for his 15th major, but Tiger Woods was in prime form over the weekend. The world's No. 1 ranked player captured The Player's Championship for his fourth victory of the year, outlasting longtime rival Sergio Garcia down the stretch and solidifying his place at the top of the professional golf world.
Woods was near the top of the leader board the entire weekend and entered the final round Sunday with a share of the lead. He staked out a two-shot advantage late in the final round, but gave it back after a double bogey on the 14th hole. However, after making some clutch putts down the stretch, he was able to regain the lead. Then Garcia hit two shots into the water on the 17th hole - and another on the 18th - to give Tiger a comfortable victory.
"I had an opportunity to win the golf tournament when I was tied for the lead today, and I thought I handled the situation well and really played well today when I really needed to," Woods told ESPN.com. "And that's something I'm excited about it."
Woods has won four times in just seven starts this year, but he is still chasing that elusive 15th major victory - his last came five years ago at the U.S. Open. His next opportunity will come in about a month when the U.S. Open kicks off at Merion Golf Club.