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Woods wins 7th straight, 64th on PGA Tour

March 16, 2008 at 8:19 PM   |   Comments

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ORLANDO, Fla., March 16 (UPI) -- Tiger Woods sank a 24-foot putt on the 72nd hole to win the Arnold Palmer Invitational Sunday, his seventh straight victory worldwide and 64th on the PGA Tour.

Woods tied Ben Hogan for No. 3 on the all-time win list and trails only Sam Snead, who won 82 titles, and Jack Nicklaus with 73.

The 32-year-old Woods notched his latest win in dramatic fashion, rolling in a curling putt for a final-round 66 that gave him a total of 10-under-par 270 and a one-shot win over Bart Bryant, who had 67.

Cliff Kresge (67), Vijay Singh (69) and Sean O'Hair (69), who played in the final twosome with Woods, tied for third.

Woods has won five straight tournaments on the tour, going back to last fall. He has won nine of 10 worldwide. He had passed Palmer on the all-time win list before catching Hogan.

"It's pretty amazing to be in that kind of company," Woods said.

Bryant, a three-time PGA winner, watched Woods sink the winning putt from the clubhouse, where he awaited a possible playoff.

"That's why he's Tiger," Bryant said. "He has an incredible way of pulling off the shot ... He's done it before and he'll do it again."

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