Tiger Prowl: Woods Finishes Strong, Wins Memorial Tournament

Tiger Woods birdied three of the last four holes to win the Memorial Tournament, tying Jack Nicklaus for second on the PGA Tour all-time wins list.

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Tiger Woods Leaves Rickie Fowler In His Dust at Memorial

Tiger Woods, in vintage form, showed a wildly erratic Rickie Fowler how it's done.

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Tiger Woods’s Chip On 16 Amazes Jack Nicklaus

Jack Nicklaus is in awe of Tiger Woods's most recent trick shot.

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Tiger Woods Wins 2012 Memorial Tournament

Tiger Woods roared from behind on Sunday at the 2012 Memorial Tournament, putting together another classic close to put the screws to his opponents. And he only had to watch Rory Sabbatini, one-time Tiger-poker, fail to make a miracle happen before officially recording a historic win.

Woods's 5-under 67 on Sunday left him at 9-under for the tournament, forcing Sabbatini, at 7-under entering the 18th hole, to make an improbable eagle to even force a playoff. Sabbatini couldn't, instead hitting his tee shot into rough just above a bunker and lofting an approach just off the green. In doing so, he clinched victory for Tiger.

Woods's victory is his fifth at the Memorial, hosted by Jack Nicklaus, and ties Nicklaus for the second-most PGA Tour victories in history with 73. It's also his second win on tour in 2012: he previously won the 2012 Bay Hill Invitational, a tournament hosted by Arnold Palmer.

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Tiger Woods Takes Lead To Clubhouse At 2012 Memorial Tournament

For the better part of the last three years, Tiger Woods has seemed like a golfer one shot or one round away from returning to glory. Suddenly, this Sunday, the 2012 Memorial Tournament seems like an almost certain victory for Woods -- and the Tiger of old is eliciting roars again.

Woods rolled in a nine-footer for birdie on the 18th hole and raised his putter skyward in triumph, capping a 5-under 67 that leaves him at 9-under for the tournament. He's got the lead in the clubhouse.

And he's likely won the tournament, too: behind him, at No. 17, Rory Sabbatini failed to get a birdie and make up a shot on Woods, leaving him two shots back with just the par-4 18th to play. He'll need a sensational eagle to tie Tiger.

If Sabbatini cannot make that miracle happen, Woods will win his fifth Memorial and tie tournament host Jack Nicklaus for second place in all-time PGA Tour wins with 73.

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Tiger Woods Alone In First At Memorial Tournament

Thanks to an incredible chip-in from the rough on No. 16, Tiger Woods now leads the Memorial Tournament. Woods, with one hole left to play, is one up on Rory Sabbatini and Andres Romero, who each sit at 7-under for the tournament.

The swing in momentum came on 16, both for Woods and Sabbatini. Tiger faced an incredibly difficult up-and-down first, before burying a chip out of the deep rough.

Sabbatini, playing behind Woods, hit his approach into the par-3 16th left, leaving it in the bunk and also creating a difficult up-and-down for himself. His blast came out of the sand hot, and only stayed on the green because it hit the hole. He ran his par putt past the hole and had to settle for bogey.

Moments later, Woods missed his birdie on 17, settling for a tap-in par and one-stroke lead.

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Memorial Tournament 2012: Tiger Woods Ties Rory Sabbatini With Incredible Shot

In 2007, Rory Sabbatini said Tiger Woods was "as beatable as ever." On Sunday at the 2012 Memorial Tournament, Sabbatini may be beaten by a much more beatable Tiger.

Woods played one of the finest shots you'll ever see on the 16th in the final round at the Memorial on Sunday, flopping a pitch from deep rough onto the green that rolled 25 feet and slipped in for a seismic birdie that tied Sabbatini for the lead at 8-under. Woods is 4-under for the day.

Sabbatini had a chance to take the lead back with a birdie on the 15th, but rolled his putt about five feet past, then sank the par putt. With two holes left for Tiger and three for the Rory who is not Rory McIlroy, the ending to this final round could be classic.

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Tiger Woods Holes 3 Straight Birdies, Charging At Memorial

The groups ahead of Spencer Levin need to get hot with the putter in order to make a charge at the Memorial leader on Sunday, and Tiger Woods has started making his move on the front nine at Muirfield Village. Woods converted three straight birdies on holes five through seven to move to 8-under, putting him one shot back of Levin. His four birdies in seven holes have the crowd roaring at Muirfield Village. These are chances he had to capitalize on if he wanted to get into contention. The birdie opportunities evaporate quickly on the back side, with the final three holes extremely difficult to add red numbers.

Woods has done some of his best work with the flatstick this week, saving a number of pars throughout his first three rounds with moderate-length putts. On No. 6, Woods confidently raised his putter as he put the 20-footer right on line in the center of the cup. He then hit a perfect second shot from 255 yards on the par-5 7th hole, drawing it across right side of the green and setting up 32-foot eagle putt. It was a difficult putt but he burned the left edge, narrowly missing the eagle and leaving a tap-in birdie.

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Tiger Woods, Rickie Fowler Take Center Stage On Sunday

Tiger Woods and Rickie Fowler will go at it in a made-for-TV matchup Sunday at Jack's tourney.

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Memorial Tournament 2012 Leaderboard Update: Spencer Levin And Rory Sabbatini On Top, Tiger Woods Stagnant

This weekend at the 2012 Memorial Tournament looked like it might belong to Tiger Woods entering Saturday's third round. Instead, it seems more likely that Spencer Levin and Rory Sabbatini will be delivering the drama on Sunday, poised to duel for the lead.

Levin holds the lead, sitting at 8-under for the tournament after a 3-under 69 in his third round. Levin ran his lead to three strokes and his score to 10-under early in his round, but cooled considerably from his piping-hot peak, dropping two shots in his last seven holes.

Sabbatini stayed close, on the other hand, with solid play: he made just two birdies in his last 12 holes, but didn't drop any shots in those, either, finishing his third round with a 2-under 70 and moving to 7-under for the Memorial.

Woods, looking to tie Jack Nicklaus' mark for PGA Tour victories, couldn't hold momentum on Saturday. He made four bogeys on his day — all on the back nine, and two on his final two holes — en route to posting a 1-over 73 that dropped him to 4-under for the tournament.

He'll be paired with Rickie Fowler, who moved up to third and 5-under with a 3-under 69, on Sunday, and could make noise by blazing a path in front of Levin and Sabbatini, though his back nine on Saturday was not particularly inspiring.

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Memorial Tournament 2012: Spencer Levin Leading Tiger Woods, Rest Of Leaderboard

If Tiger Woods is going to tie Jack Nicklaus' record of 73 PGA Tour victories this weekend at the 2012 Memorial Tournament, he's going to need to get things in gear. Spencer Levin already has in Saturday's third round, and he's putting distance between himself and the rest of the leaderboard, including Woods.

Levin is 5-under for Saturday's third round through 11 holes, and has moved to 10-under for the tournament, three shots clear of Rory Sabbatini, who entered Saturday with the lead and is currently 7-under, and five ahead of Woods. Levin's earned those red numbers by dotting his Saturday scorecard with others, making an eagle and four birdies to just one bogey.

Woods, on the other hand, hasn't been able to make a move. His two birdies on the front nine got him to 7-under and a shot back of the red-hot Levin at one juncture, but he's fallen back with two bogeys since making the turn.

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Memorial Tournament 2012: Tiger Woods Tied For Lead After Opening 3rd Round With Birdie

It didn't take long for Tiger Woods to move into a tie for first place at the Memorial on Saturday. Woods bolted off the driving range with a confident stride and promptly opened his third round with a birdie to put mid-point leader Rory Sabbatini on notice. Woods striped it down the middle and then converted the simple birdie to move to 6-under. He has a history of lighting it up on moving day at Muirfield Village, playing the course 15-under during his last five Saturday rounds here. Woods nearly drained another long birdie putt on No. 4 to move to 7-under, but it lagged just short. He's playing his best since the win at Bay Hill and his start on Saturday, particularly on the greens, could be a harbinger of another successful weekend.

Sabbatini, on the other hand, has been all over the yard -- starting bogey-birdie-bogey in Columbus. Sabbatini hit what he thought was a good approach shot on No. 1, but the ball went into the bunker. He could not make the sand save, handing sole possession of the lead to Woods for the moment. But Sabbatini rebounded with a birdie on the second to move back into a tie for first. His playing partner, Spencer Levin, also birdied the hole to make it a three-way tie atop the leaderboard.

Sabbatini gave it right back on No. 3, with a three-jack that dropped him to 5-under. He could not get comfortable standing over his second putt, pulling away multiple times and re-marking before blasting it past the cup on the high side. Levin made par to stay tied with Woods.

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Bubba Watson Involved In Car Chase With Alleged Stalker

Bubba Watson calls on his caddie for some odd overtime duty.

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2012 Memorial Tournament: McIlroy, Bradley, Watson Wash Out

The next Tiger Woods misses his third consecutive cut, while the current one is playing pretty well.

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Did Mental Exhaustion Or Cell Phone Fatigue Drive Mickelson From The Memorial?

Phil Mickelson says he's just plain tuckered out. We wonder if his fans captured his exhaustion on their cell phone cameras.

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