HOYLAKE, England, July 23 (UPI) -- Tiger Woods Sunday successfully defended his 2005 title at the British Open Golf Tournament at Hoylake, England.
He shot 5-under-par 67 to finish at 18-under 270, two shots better than Chris DiMarco (68).
"I guess the emotions were locked in there but at the end they came pouring out," admitted Woods. "I miss Dad so much and this would have put a smile on his face. I wish he could be here with me. It's been a long week and the course was playing very difficult. Somehow I was able to finish it off."
Woods has played only once since his father died on May 3.
This was his third British Open title and 11th major tournament win.
Ernie Els (71) was third at 13-under 275.