Woods wins in California

29/01/2013 09:33:25
Tiger Woods  (Getty Images)
Tiger Woods (Getty Images)
Tiger Woods wrapped up his 75th US PGA Tour title despite a few nervy moments towards the end of his round in the Farmers Insurance Open at Torrey Pines.

Woods came into the fifth day of play with a six shot lead over nearest challengers Brandt Snedeker and Nick Watney and with just 11 holes to play, it would have taken an unlikely sequence of events to deprive the World Number Two.

He was far from his fluent best and even though he dropped four stokes in three holes from the 15th, it did not threaten to derail his charge to victory and he finished on 14 under par overall - four strokes clear of last year's winner Snedeker.

"It got a little ugly towards the end," admitted Woods.

"I just lost my concentration a little bit."

Play was brought into a fifth day due to severe fog wiping out all but five minutes of action on Saturday and realistically Woods just needed to keep his composure to land his first US PGA Tour victory of the season.

He began his round yesterday and three birdies in his first seven holes strengthened his challenge before darkness fell.

The 37 year old parred his first five holes today with the minimum of fuss before birdieing the 13th after two-putting from 52 feet.

But he dropped back immediately afterwards when he found a greenside bunker with his lay-up and then double bogeyed the par four 15th after being forced to take a penalty drop.

Woods dropped another shot on the 17th and missed a 15 foot birdie putt on the last - but it mattered little, his level-par 72 enough for victory.

Snedeker had just five holes today to try and put some sort of pressure on Woods, but he could produce no late heroics and had to settle for a final round 69 and a tie for second place second place alongside Josh Teater, who also carded a three under par round today.

Watney was perhaps the best placed to challenge Woods but four bogeys in ten holes undermined his assault and he finished in joint fourth, alongside Jimmy Walker on nine under.

American duo Robert Garrigus and Rickie Fowler and Australia's Aaron Baddeley finished a shot further back, with England’s Ross Fisher the leading European Tour Member in a tie for 21st.