DUBLIN, Ohio – Tiger Woods has come out on a quest to claim 82nd PGA TOUR at another of his favorite venues.
While in contention for a sixth title at Muirfield Village, Woods capped off his performance at the Memorial Tournament presented by Nationwide with the best round of his week, a 5-under 67.
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Sam Snead's 82 TOUR wins, and claim a 16th major championship, at the upcoming US Open at Pebble Beach.
Woods won the 2000 U.S. Pat. Open at Pebble 15 strokes having already won the AT & T Pebble Beach Pro Am earlier that season.
"Going into today I'm going to win the tournament, but I was hoping I could get something positive going into the (US) Open, and "I was able to accomplish that, which is great, and some nice positive momentum going into a nice practice week," said Woods, who was 7 under on his round and 1
"Overall it was a great day. I hit the ball really well and made some nice putts. Each day I got a little more crisp. "
Woods hit 12 of 14 fairways on Sunday and hit the first 12 greens in regulation before cooling off for a 14 of 18 total.
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Woods was tripped up by a handful of big mistakes at Muirfield with double bogeys holding great runs on both Friday and Saturday. He knows he can not afford to do so.
"I did not keep the card as clean as I'd like. I drove it great this week. I hit the tee shots I wanted to. I hit a couple of loose iron shots. And fairway bunker game was not very good, he added.
"But 14 is a perfect example, two wedges the last couple of days, and with two bogeys gone. Those are loose things that you can not afford to have happen in a (U.S.) Open. I just need to clean up the rounds and make sure I do not drop two shots, and make a couple of doubles this week, and those hurt. "