July 5, 2009

Woods racks up 68th tour victory

Tiger Woods shot a 3-under-par 67 and won his own tournament Sunday, the AT&T National at the Congressional Country Club in Maryland.

The win was Woods's 68th on the PGA Tour.

The world's top-ranked golfer finished at 13-under 267 for a one-shot advantage over Hunter Mahan, who closed with an 8-under 62.

Anthony Kim (71), the 2008 AT&T champion, finished third, four strokes behind Woods.

Woods, who created the tournament in 2007 and serves as its host, rolled in a 20-foot birdie putt at the 16th hole to take the lead for good.

Woods said the goals of the tournament are to benefit children and honor the military. He credited his late father, Earl Woods, with inspiring him to help others.

This is a dream that he and I had of having an event where we could spread the word of what we're trying to do for kids as well as honor the military, Woods said. It's come together in three years. Absolutely incredible.

Woods, who received a first-place check of more than $1.1 million, has won three tournaments this year.