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Archive for Sunday, November 5, 2000

Woods aiming for 10th victory

Tiger tied with Singh entering final round of Tour Championship

November 5, 2000

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— Each round of the Tour Championship brings out a new rival for Tiger Woods. The only ones who matter are not at East Lake Golf Club, but in the record books. And Woods is only 18 holes away from joining them.

After knocking down the flags and then getting a few good bounces out of the trees, Woods blew away David Duval on Saturday and finished with a 4-under 66, giving him a share of the lead with Masters champion Vijay Singh.

A victory today and Woods has won 19 straight PGA Tour events when leading after 54 holes would put him in the books with Byron Nelson, Ben Hogan and Sam Snead as the only players to win 10 times in one year.

"I moved up in the standings, and that's the whole idea," Woods said.

Woods finished tied with Singh at 10-under 200 on an East Lake course that was softened slightly by afternoon showers.

Phil Mickelson saved par on the last two holes with putts of 20 and 12 feet and also had a bogey-free 65 to finish one stroke out of the lead. Ernie Els carded a 68 and was four strokes out of the lead.

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