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      Tiger Woods wins third Buick Open title

      Sorry, Michael Letzig, you're not the one they're following. / Chris Barrus

      Highlights from Tiger Woods' 2009 Buick Open title:

      Earns his 69th career PGA TOUR victory at the age of 33 years, 7 months and 3 days in his 247th (233rdprofessional) career start on TOUR. The 69 victories are third all-time on the PGA TOUR behind Sam Snead (82) and Jack Nicklaus (73).

      ALL-TIME PGA TOUR VICTORIES: 1) Sam Snead " 82; won 69th (1954 Masters) at the age of 41 years, 10 months, 15 days 2) Jack Nicklaus " 73; won 69th (1980 U.S. Open) at the age of 40 years, 4 months, 25 days 3) Tiger Woods " 69; won 69th (2009 Buick Open) at the age of 33 years, 7 months and 3 days Earns 500 FedExCup points to move to 1stin the FedExCup standings with 2,551 points. BUICK OPEN NOTES With wins in 2002, 2006 & 2009, joins Vijay Singh as the only three-time winners of the Buick Open. Is one of five multiple winners of the tournament (3 wins-Woods, Singh; 2 wins-Tony Lema, Julius Boros, Kenny Perry). With rounds of 71-63-65-69 this week, has now recorded all 36 rounds at Warwick Hills with par-or-better scores. He opened his career at the Buick Open with an even-par 72, and has since reeled off 35 under-par rounds. Has made the cut in all nine starts at the Buick Open, with a T11 finish in 2000 his worst outing. Has seven top-4 finishes in nine starts (2009-1, 2006-1, 2005-T2, 2004-T3, 2003-T2, 2002-1, 1998-T4). Posted a 1-under 71 and was T95 on Thursday, representing his worst position after the opening round of any tournament he eventually won. Previously it was a T83 start en route to victory at the 1996 Las Vegas Invitational. Becomes the 50th winner of the Buick Open, a total which includes unofficial winners from 1972-76. Also recorded his 50th career win at the 2006 Buick Open. CAREER NOTES Is 36-1 (97 percent) when holding the outright 54-hole lead, with his lone loss coming in the first third-round lead of his career at the 1996 Quad City Classic. Has now won 47 of 50 PGA TOUR events (94 percent) when leading/co-leading after 54 holes. The three times he didn TMt win: T5/1996 Quad City Open, 2/2000 and 2004 THE TOUR Championship. Has won 21 of last 39 (54 percent) PGA TOUR starts dating to the 2006 British Open. With his fourth win of 2009, has now won four or more tournaments in 11 of 14 seasons on TOUR, since turning professional in late August at the 1996 Greater Milwaukee Open. Tiger Woods tournaments with three or more victories (professional starts only) Tournament Starts Cuts Made Top-10 Wins Years won WGC-Bridgestone 9 9 9 6 1999, 2000, 2001, 2005, 2006, 2007 WGC-CA Championship 9 9 9 6 1999, 2002, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007 Buick Invitational 11 11 11 6 1999, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008 Arnold Palmer Invitational 13 13 7 6 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2008, 2009 the Memorial Tournament 11 11 7 4 1999, 2000, 2001, 2009 Masters Tournament 13 12 8 4 1997, 2001, 2002, 2005 PGA Championship 11 11 7 4 1999, 2000, 2006, 2007 BMW Championship 12 11 10 4 1997, 1999, 2003, 2007 U.S. Open Championship 15 13 7 3 2000, 2002, 2008 British Open 14 13 7 3 2000, 2005, 2006 Buick Open 9 9 8 3 2002, 2006, 2009 WGC-Accenture 10 10 7 3 2003, 2004, 2008 Has won 69 out of 233 (29.61 percent) professional starts on the PGA TOUR. 2009 PGA TOUR SUMMARY Tournaments entered--11; in money--10; victories--4 BIRTHDATE: December 30, 1975 BIRTHPLACE: Cypress, CA RESIDES: Windermere, FL FAMILY: Wife, Elin (Nordegren); Daughter Sam Alexis, Son Charlie Axel HEIGHT: 6-2 WEIGHT: 180 COLLEGE: Stanford TURNED PRO: 1996 PGA TOUR Victories (69 total; 14 major championships): 1996 Las Vegas Invitational, Walt Disney World/Oldsmobile Classic. 1997 Mercedes Championships, Masters Tournament, GTE Byron Nelson Classic, Motorola Western Open. 1998 BellSouth Classic. 1999 Buick Invitational, the Memorial Tournament, Motorola Western Open, 81st PGA Championship, World Golf Championships-NEC Invitational, National Car Rental Golf Classic at Walt Disney World Resort, THE TOUR Championship, World Golf Championships-American Express Championship. 2000 Mercedes Championships, AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am, Bay Hill Invitational, the Memorial Tournament, 100th U.S. Open Championship, British Open Championship, 82nd PGA Championship, World Golf Championships-NEC Invitational, Bell Canadian Open. 2001 Bay Hill Invitational, THE PLAYERS Championship, Masters Tournament, the Memorial Tournament, World Golf Championships-NEC Invitational. 2002 Bay Hill Invitational, Masters, U.S. Open, Buick Open, World Golf Championships-American Express Championship. 2003 Buick Invitational, World Golf Championships-Accenture Match Play Championship, Bay Hill Invitational, 100th Western Open, World Golf Championships-American Express Championship. 2004 World Golf Championships-Accenture Match Play Championship. 2005 Buick Invitational, Ford Championship at Doral, Masters Tournament, British Open Championship, World Golf Championships-NEC Invitational, World Golf Championships-American Express Championship. 2006 Buick Invitational, Ford Championship at Doral, British Open Championship, Buick Open, 88th PGA Championship, World Golf Championships-Bridgestone Invitational, Deutsche Bank Championship, World Golf Championships-American Express Championship. 2007 Buick Invitational, World Golf Championships-CA Championship, Wachovia Championship, World Golf Championships-Bridgestone Invitational, PGA Championship, BMW Championship, THE TOUR Championship 2008 Buick Invitational, World Golf Championships-Accenture Match Play Championship, Arnold Palmer Invitational, U.S. Open 2009 Arnold Palmer Invitational, the Memorial Tournament, AT&T National, Buick Open 62 victories in 16 different states 13 California (AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am"1-2000; Mercedes Championships"1-1997, Buick Invitational"6-1999, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007; 2008 U.S. Open"2-2000, 2008; WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship"2-2003, 2004; American Express Championship"1-2005). 12 Florida(Arnold Palmer Invitational"6-2000-03, 2008, 2009; FUNAI Classic at Walt Disney World Resort"2-1996, 1999, Ford Championship at Doral"2-2005-06, THE PLAYERS Championship"1-2001, WGC-CA Championship"1-2007) 10 Ohio(WGC-Bridgestone Invitational"6-1999, 2000, 2001, 2005, 2006, 2007; the Memorial Tournament"4-1999, 2000, 2001, 2009). 7 Georgia(Masters Tournament"4-1997, 2001, 2002, 2005; BellSouth Classic"1-1998; WGC-American Express Championship"1-2003; THE TOUR Championship"1 -2007) 6 Illinois(BMW Championship"4-1997, 1999, 2003; 2007 PGA Championship"2-1999, 2006 3 Michigan(Buick Open"2-2002, 2006, 2009) 2 Texas(EDS Byron Nelson Championship"1-1997, THE TOUR Championship--1-1999) 1 Hawaii (Mercedes Championships"1-2000) Kentucky(PGA Championship"1-2000) Maryland(Buick Open"2009) Nevada (Las Vegas Invitational"1-1996) New York (U.S. Open"1-2002) Massachusetts (Deutsche Bank Championship"1-2006 North Carolina (Wachovia Championship"1-2007) Oklahoma (PGA Championship"1-2007) Arizona(WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship"1-2008) Outside U.S. (7) 2 Scotland(British Open--2-2000, 2005) 2 England(British Open"1-2006; Amex-Championship"1-2006) 1 Canada(Bell Canadian Open--1-2000) Ireland(WGC-American Express Championship--1-2002) Spain(WGC-American Express Championship--1-1999) Major Championship Victories (14): 1997 Masters Tournament 1999 PGA Championship 2000 United States Open Championship 2000 British Open Championship 2000 PGA Championship 2001 Masters Tournament 2002 Masters Tournament 2002 United States Open Championship 2005 Masters Tournament 2005 British Open Championship 2006 British Open Championship 2006 PGA Championship 2007 PGA Championship 2008 U.S. Open International Victories (11): 1997 Asian Honda Classic 1998 Johnnie Walker Classic 1999 Deutsche Bank Open-TPC of Europe, World Cup of Golf (individual)2000 Johnnie Walker Classic2001 Deutsche Bank-SAP Open TPC of Europe2002 Deutsche Bank-SP Open TPC of Europe2004 Dunlop Phoenix2005 Dunlop Phoenix2006 Dubai Desert Classic2008 Dubai Desert Classic
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