Woods closes strong to win fourth Memorial

June 7, 2009 at 7:16 PM
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DUBLIN, Ohio, June 7 (UPI) -- Tiger Woods birdied the final two holes Sunday to win the Memorial Tournament for the fourth time.

Woods closed with a 7-under-par 65 to collect his 67th PGA Tour win at 12-under 276, a stroke better than runner-up Jim Furyk.

Furyk, the 2002 champion, birdied the final hole to score a 69-277, three strokes better than Jonathan Byrd (72) and Mark Wilson (73), who tied for third.

Woods trailed by four strokes entering Sunday's final round, but moved into a tie for the lead after seven holes. An eagle at the par-five 11th moved him one shot behind the then-leading Byrd. He shared the lead before a bogey at No. 16, but then closed strong.

Furyk made a 22-foot birdie putt on the final hole to get his fifth top-10 and second runner-up finish at the Memorial.

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