Tiger Woods wins the 2007 PGA Championship
Tiger Woods won the 2007 PGA Championship Sunday at Southern Hills, shooting a final round 69 to finish two better than Woody Austin.
Woods’ 13th major golf championship came as the field in Tulsa - accustomed to Woods never giving up a Sunday lead - charged at him. South African Ernie Els made the biggest move of the day, shooting a final round 66. The Big Easy at one point managed to get it to 6-under-par for the tournament, one off of Woods at the time, before a costly bogey at No. 16 brought him back.
Woods made it intersting, making bogey at No. 9 and No. 14, but he answered - as he has done so many times in the biggest moments of professional golf - with a birdie on No. 15. Entering the final three holes of the tournament with a two stroke lead over Austin - who could never make a real charge on Sunday - Woods costed home with pars.
Woods has knocked on the door all year - finishing second at both the Masters and the U.S. Open - and this was his last chance to take home a major this year, to continue on his quest to catch up to Jack Nicklaus’ record of major tournament wins.
“It turned into a great year,” Woods told the media. “I felt like I’ve played well most of the year. And just didn’t quite get it done in the first two major championships. I was right there. And I had the lead at one time. And then on Sunday afternoon, just didn’t get it done.
“This time I did. So any time when you win a major championship in the year it’s always going to be a great year and this certainly is.”
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