Tiger Woods wins 2012 Memorial Tournament, ties with Jack Nicklaus with 73 PGA Tour victories

By on Jun 4, 2012 in Golf, Sports, United States Comments

Tiger Woods won the 2012 Memorial Tournament on Sunday, June 3, 2012, at Muirfield Village in Dublin, Ohio as presented by Nationwide Insurance, and has now 73 PGA Tour victories, tied with Jack Nicklaus, who was the tournament host and later congratulated him.

Tiger Woods, holding the 2012 Memorial
Tournament trophy (June 3, 2012)

Image Credit: Getty Images

As noted at BBC Sports on Sunday afternoon, Tiger Woods shot 67 to end nine under, in the final round of the 2012 Memorial Tournament after capping it off with a birdie on the 18th, and brought home his fifth Memorial trophy after winning it in 1999, 2000, 2001, and 2009.

According to the report, the 36-year old former world’s No.1 golfer began the round four shots behind leader Spencer Levin, birdied three of the last four holes, including an amazing chip-in from 50 feet for birdie, with Andres Romero (67) and Rory Sabbatini (72) two behind.

“It’s special for me to do it here, to do it with Jack here. He means a lot to all of us as players. We all looked up to him, and he’s the greatest champion that’s ever lived.” Tiger Woods was quoted after winning the 2012 Memorial; who is still four wins short of Nicklaus‘ record of 18 major titles.

“To do it aged 36 is not too shabby. I’ve been very proud of what I’ve done so far. I feel I’ve got a lot of good years ahead of me.” Woods added; who is still 9 wins behind Sam Snead‘s record of 82 PGA Tour triumphs and will also play at the 2012 US Open in San Francisco, from June 11 to 17, 2012.

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