Woods easily wins 63rd tour title

Feb. 24, 2008 at 8:58 PM
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MARANA, Ariz., Feb. 24 (UPI) -- Tiger Woods won his sixth straight tournament worldwide and 63rd on tour Sunday, overwhelming Stewart Cink 8 and 7 in the WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship.

Woods passed Arnold Palmer to move into fourth-place on the all-time PGA Tour win list, trailing Ben Hogan by one.

"Just to be in the same breath as Arnold Palmer and Ben Hogan, obviously you've had a pretty good career," Woods said.

Only Hogan, Sam Snead (82) and Jack Nicklaus (73) remain ahead of Woods on the career win list.

The world's No. 1 player ran up a four-shot lead on Cink in the morning's 18-hole round and coasted to the easy win by doubling his advantage in the afternoon on The Gallery Golf Club course at Dove Mountain.

Woods, who also won the tournament in 2003 and 2005, collected $1,350,000.

"Match play is very fickle," Woods said. "This week I had to make a bunch of putts to advance. Anything can happen. You have the best players in the world assembled here. I had to go out and earn it. These guys don't give leads away."

Henrik Stenson defeated Justin Leonard 3 and 2 in the tournament's consolation match.

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