Tiger Woods has overtaken Jack Nicklaus in the second place on the all-time PGA Tour winners list after capturing the AT&T National tournament at the Congressional Country Club on Sunday. The former world number one claimed the 74th PGA Tour event of his career when he shot a final round of two-under-par 69 to finish at eight-under 276, two strokes clear of the field. “It feels fantastic. It feels great to get to 74 wins and obviously pass Jack,” Woods told reporters after overcoming an overnight one-shot deficit to win.
“I’ve had a pretty good career and to do it at 36, I feel like I have a lot of years ahead of me. I feel like I’ve got a lot more ahead of me.”
Woods has won three of his last seven starts, having claimed the Arnold Palmer Invitational and Memorial Tournament earlier this season, and while it has been four years since his last major victory, the world number four believes the next one will come soon. “I remember there was a time when people were saying I could never win again. That was, I think, what, four months ago and here we are. It was just a matter of time. I could see the pieces coming together. Coach Sean Foley and I were working, and we see what’s coming, and we can see the consistency, and it’s just a matter of time.”
Fellow American and playing partner Bo Van Pelt closed with a 71 to finish alone in second, one shot ahead of Australian Adam Scott, who charged up the leader board with a final round 67.