Tiger Woods wins 2011 Chevron tournament, first victory in two years
Tiger Woods, who won the Chevron World Challenge with a birdie on the 18th hole, has been good to Next Media's Taiwanese animators. So we're happy he's got his mojo back after going two years or 749 days and 26 tournaments without a win.
Things started to go terribly wrong for Tiger after a Thanksgiving night car accident two years ago led to a divorce from his wife Elin Nordegren, exposed his serial womanizing to the public and lost him millions of dollars in endorsements.
That incident happened just after Tiger had won the Australian Masters on Nov. 15, 2009 — his seventh win of the year — and looked set to dominate golf for the rest of his career.
Instead, Tiger's game went down the tank, ruining two prime career years of the man many consider the greatest golfer in history.
To be sure, Sunday's Chevron World Challenge wasn't exactly the Master's. In fact, it's hosted by Tiger for his foundation. But the win bumped Tiger from No. 52 to No. 21 in the world ranking, and he beat a worthy adversary in former Masters champion Zach Johnson by one shot. Woods hit back-to-back birdies on the last two holes to finish at the Sherwood Country Club in Thousand Oaks, California with a 3-under 69.
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