Tiger Woods held on to win the World Golf Championships-Cadillac Championship with a 1-under-par 34-37=71 in the final round, finishing two strokes clear of Steve Stricker.
The win is Woods' 17th in WGC events and seventh in this tournament alone, moving his PGA TOUR total up to 76. After opening blemish-free with three birdies in his opening 10 holes, he shifted into more of a conservative mode. It was somewhat reminiscent of how he closed out his win at Torrey Pines earlier this year. In doing so, he missed out on adding a fourth birdie along the way and gave back bogeys on the relatively easy 16th and the difficult par-4 18th on TPC Blue Monster at Trump Doral. It all added up to a 19-under 66-65-67-71=269. It was ironic that Stricker finished runner-up, given he gave Woods a putting tip early in the week that seemed to work wonders. Woods needed only 100 putts this week, the fewest of his career. While we won't see him at the Tampa Bay Championship, he is expected to defend at Bay Hill in two weeks where he is always a threat to win.