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Woods plays the ‘greedy host’
BETHESDA, Md. — Tiger Woods made it a hat trick of victories in tournaments hosted by PGA Tour stars, this one the most meaningful of all because it was his own.
Woods lived up to his hopes of being a "greedy host" Sunday, leaving Anthony Kim in his wake and then making a 20-foot birdie putt on the 16th hole to overtake hard-charging Hunter Mahan for a one-shot victory in the AT&T National.
Woods closed with a 3-under 67 at Congressional for his third victory of the year, the others coming at the Arnold Palmer Invitational at Bay Hill and Jack Nicklaus’ Memorial Tournament.
He closed with routine pars to finish at 13-under 267. The 68th victory of his PGA Tour career moved him to the top of the money list and the FedEx Cup standings for the first time this year.
• SYLVANIA, Ohio — South Korea’s Eunjung Yi holed a 10-foot birdie putt on the first hole of a playoff with Morgan Pressel to win the Jamie Farr Owens Corning Classic for her first LPGA Tour title.
The 21-year-old Yi, four strokes ahead at the start of the day and six in front after three holes, finished with an even-par 71 to match Pressel (67) at 18-under 266 on the Highland Meadows course. Pressel, chasing her third career victory, holed a wedge for eagle on the par-5 17th hole to tie Yi.
Michelle Wie (64), Seon Hwa Lee (67) and Song-Hee Kim (69) tied for third at 16 under. Top-ranked Lorena Ochoa (68) tied for eighth at 14 under.