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Woods wins in Japan, ties Snead for PGA Tour record with 82nd victory

Woods wins in Japan, ties Snead for PGA Tour record with 82nd victory
Oct 21, 2019; Chiba, JAPAN; Tiger Woods reacts after a shot on the 15th hole during The Challenge: Japan Skins golf competition at Accordia Golf Narashino Country Club. Mandatory Credit: Matt Roberts-USA TODAY Sports -
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By Andrew Both

CHIBA, Japan (Reuters) – Tiger Woods matched Sam Snead’s record of 82 PGA Tour victories when he won the Zozo Championship by three strokes on Monday.

It was not exactly smooth sailing for Woods, but in the end his closing three-under-par 67 was enough to hold off a challenge from Hideki Matsuyama at Narashino Country Club in the first PGA Tour event played in Japan.

Woods, who had to play seven holes on Monday in the weather-affected event, finished at 19-under 261 in his first tournament since undergoing arthroscopic left knee surgery two months ago.

Snead was 52 years old when he recorded his final tour victory in Greensboro, North Carolina in 1965 – nine years older than Woods’ current age.

   

(Editing by Shri Navaratnam)

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