The first ever PGA Tour event in Japan produced a history-making moment, as Tiger Woods earned his record-tying 82ndcareer victory by three strokes over local favorite Hideki Matsuyama. Although the 2nd round was delayed until Saturday, which required 29 holes of play in one day, it still resulted in Tiger Woods holding a three-shot lead with seven holes to go heading into a rare Monday finish. Tiger started his final seven holes with a bogey on the par-4 12th, but bounced back with a birdie on 14 to maintain a three-shot lead. Hideki’s birdie on 16 made the final few holes interesting, but closing pars would not be enough to pose a challenge to Woods. A closing birdie capped off a final round 67, and Tiger Woods shares the record with Sam Snead, and is now just one win away from holding the all-time wins record on his own.
Next week, there are two PGA Tour-sanctionedevents: the WGC - HSBC Champions, and the inaugural Bermuda Championship.