Date: May 13, 2013
Author: Omnisport

Tiger takes out The Players Championship

Tiger Woods has become the fifth player to win two Players Championship titles after a two-stroke victory at TPC Sawgrass. Despite a double bogey on the par-four 14th, Woods generally limited his mistakes at Ponte Vedra Beach in Florida, while the likes of Sweden&aposs David Lingmerth and Sergio Garcia of Spain collapsed in the fourth round. Woods finished on 13 under for the tournament to claim victory by two strokes ahead of Kevin Streelman, Jeff Maggert and Lingmerth, while Martin Laird of Scotland, Sweden&aposs Henrik Stenson and Ryan Palmer finished in a tie for fifth on 10 under. The victory at TPC Sawgrass was Woods&apos fourth title in 2013 and saw him join Steve Elkington, Hal Sutton, Fred Couples and Davis Love III with two The Players Championship successes. Woods was one of eight players to complete his third round early on Sunday after Saturday&aposs play had been prematurely halted due to bad light and the 37-year-old world number one moved into a share of the lead alongside Lingmerth and Garcia at 11 under with a birdie on the 16th hole. Lingmerth was the first of the leading trio to fall away in the fourth round, bogeying the eighth and 10th holes to be one over for the day, while Woods and Garcia both birdied the 16th to be level at 12 under. But the 33-year-old Spaniard fell apart on the final two holes, dropping four shots on the par-three 17th when he shot into the water twice before double-bogeying the 18th to post a four-over 76 and finish six strokes behind Woods. Garcia was one of seven players to finish on seven under, alongside world number two Rory McIlroy, England&aposs Lee Westwood, Marc Leishman of Australia, Brandt Snedeker, Ben Crane and Casey Wittenberg. Streelman carded the equal best score of the final round, producing three birdies on the back nine to complete a five-under 67, while Maggert missed out finishing alongside Woods when he double-bogeyed the 17th hole.