Round 4 Recap: 2012 Memorial Tournament

Tiger Woods Tiger Woods Tiger Woods.  Love him or hate him Tiger Woods is the most electrify sports entertainer (or at least on the golf course) today.  No one can fire up a crowd like Tiger Woods.  When he is playing well, and in the hunt on the golf course for a win on Sunday, there is not many of us who can root against him.  And if you are one of the rare few who can resist the Tiger Charm on Sunday back nines, then there is not a doubt in your mind that he is one of the best players of all time.  Proof you ask.  Tiger Woods earned his 73rd PGA Tour Victory (his 5th at the Memorial Tournament) and is now tied with Jack Nickalus as the 2nd most winning player on the PGA Tour.

Jack Nickalus has the most Major Victories of any golfer with 18.  Tiger Woods has 14.  Tiger has many more years to play golf (at least 10 and maybe more) and he has tied Jack with PGA Tour Victories.  I think I can say with all certainty that Tiger Woods is not done winning.  That means that Jack’s record will get beaten and I wouldn’t say that Sam Sneads record of 82 victories is safe either.

Tiger Woods had the low round of the day with 67, but he needed every shot coming down the stretch to come out on top at Murfield Village.  Until late on Sunday Spencer Levin looked as though he would win his first PGA Tour Victory, but a few late bogies proved to be too much for him to overcome.  Rory Sabatini picked up the slack on 14 with a two shot swing between him and the leader.  His birdie 2 (the closest shot of the day) and Levin’s bogey meant that we had a new leader at -8 under.  Rory stumbled a little coming down the stretch and with Tiger Woods breathing down your neck we can all understand that kind of pressure (even if we have never felt it).  All in all a fun filled Sunday on the PGA Tour and a little more history in the books at Jack’s place.

Tiger stalking down the competition on Sunday:

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