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Tiger takes Torrey for 75th tour win – ESPN
Tiger takes Torrey for 75th tour win – ESPN
Tiger takes Torrey for 75th tour win – ESPN
Tiger takes Torrey for 75th tour win – ESPN
Tiger takes Torrey for 75th tour win – ESPN
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  • 1. Tiger takes Torrey for 75th tour win – ESPNPTI: What Does Win Mean For Tiger?NEXT VIDEO PTI: What Does Win Mean For Tiger? PTI: What Does Win Mean For Tiger? Tiger Wins Farmers Insurance Open Tiger Wins Farmers Insurance Open Tiger Woods On Win Tiger Woods On Win Tiger Talks After Win At Torrey Pines Tiger Talks After Win At Torrey Pines 1/6
  • 2. SAN DIEGO — Admission was free on Monday for the completion of the final round of theFarmers Insurance Open at the Torrey Pines Golf Course.So thousands of fans of all races, colors and socioeconomic groups lined the fairways of thispublic course along the Pacific Ocean to see one man — Tiger Woods.Tiger was the reason why many of them had developed an interest in golf. Now through brutalcrosswinds, cold and a tediously slow pace of play, they had the good fortune of seeing theirhero get his 75th PGA Tour title with an even-par 72 for a 14-under total and a 4-shot win.SportsNation: Tiger Woods wins againDoes Tiger’s win at Torrey Pines mean big things for the rest of his 2013 PGA Tourseason? Vote!It was Tiger’s seventh victory in this event and eighth overall as a pro at Torrey Pines, includinghis win here at the 2008 U.S. Open.Five years removed from his last win in this tournament as well as his last major championship,much has changed in Tiger’s life, from a divorce to overcoming injuries to the hiring of a newswing coach and caddie. This week was the culmination of his efforts to bring all aspects of hisgame back together at a place that he dearly loves. 2/6
  • 3. But as much as Tiger’s fans were at Torrey Pines on Monday to celebrate his progress backfrom tough times, they were here to see the man who had captivated the sports world in 2000and 2001 with feats unprecedented in the game’s history.There were many in the crowd who had been here the week in June 2008 when he won theU.S. Open over the course of 91 holes with stress fractures in his left leg.Tiger is back. This is what they hope this win means.But that’s not the way Tiger sees it.“I’m not going to compare it to those years, because each one’s different,” Tiger said. “I had adifferent swing then, just like I did back in ’99, 2000, 2001. Those are all different swings. Butthe commonality is I won golf tournaments, and that’s what I’m doing again.”The Tiger who won the 1997 Masters by 12 shots and the 2000 U.S. Open at Pebble Beach by15 is long gone, perhaps, but can he still win many tournaments and major championships?The evidence points to yes.For the last 36 holes, Tiger was paired with Billy Horschel and Casey Wittenberg, two youngplayers who had the wind and the crowds and a slow group in front of them working againstthem on Monday. 3/6
  • 4. Last June in the U.S. Open, the 28-year-old Wittenberg played in the final round with Woods.The Memphis native believes the 14-time major champion has made significant strides sinceWittenberg beat Woods by 3 shots at the Olympic Club.<!–Tiger Tracker–>Get all of’s latest news, highlights and commentary about the world’s mosttalked-about golfer. Tiger Tracker“Tiger has a lot more control over his golf game,” said Wittenberg, who finished in a tie for 15thafter a 74 on Monday. “At the Olympic Club, he couldn’t hit a draw. Now he’s driving the balllong and very well. If he keeps driving the golf ball well all year, he is going to be hard to beat.”Joe LaCava, Tiger’s caddie since late 2011, believes his boss is better than he was at this pointlast year.“Tiger is driving it better and making some putts,” LaCava said after his fourth win with Woods.“The short game is sharper and his distance control is better.”On Monday, Erik Compton spoke for many after his 75 to finish in a tie for 15th. 4/6
  • 5. “You see why a guy like Tiger, who has done this for so many years, why he’s so good,”Compton said. “We’re all thrown into this environment, and we’re kids compared to him.”Back when Tiger won the unofficial Chevron World Challenge in 2011, much ado was madeabout his long drought from the winner’s circle. To dispel that notion he used the opening linesfrom LL Cool J’s song “Mama Said Knock You Out.”Don’t call it a comeback/I’ve been here for years.On Monday, he reminded of us of those famous lines when he was asked what he would say tothose who said he won’t really come back until he won a major.“I never left,” he said.Rory McIlroy, who wasn’t in the field at Torrey Pines, is in Tiger’s sights at No. 1 in the world.The Northern Irishman has taken some of the sheen off Tiger’s aura, but that doesn’t botherthe former Stanford star who will next play in the WGC-Accenture Match Play in February.“All I can do is control what I do on the golf course,” Woods said. “And I won this tournamentby 4 shots, so that’s something I’m proud of.”Tiger is taking it one tournament at a time. The fans and the players know that he is for real. 5/6
  • 6. Back to what? Winning at Torrey Pines. For now that’s all we know for sure about Tiger. Recommend0 Tweet0 Comments0 Email Print Subscribe Farrell Evans Golf Archive Senior golf writer for Wrote for Sports Illustrated/Golf Magazine for 9 years Played college golf at Florida A&M Source Article from open-golf Tiger takes Torrey for 75th tour win – ESPN 6/6Powered by TCPDF (