After 30-Month Dry Spell, Tiger Wins PGA Tour Event

It's his first PGA Tour victory since his 2009 sex scandal

By Newser Editors and Wire Services

Posted Mar 25, 2012 5:50 PM CDT

(Newser) – Tiger Woods finally brought the buzz back to the very thing that made him famous—winning. Two weeks after another injury scare, and two days before his former coach's book goes on sale, Woods looked dominant as ever today in the Arnold Palmer Invitational. It was his first PGA Tour victory since a sex scandal at the end of 2009 led to one of the greatest downfalls in sports. And with the Masters only two weeks away, Woods looks more capable of ever than resuming his pursuit of Jack Nicklaus in the majors. Woods closed with a 2-under 70 for a five-shot win over Graeme McDowell.

Tiger Woods lines up a putt on the second green during the final round of the Arnold Palmer Invitational golf tournament at Bay Hill, Sunday, March 25, 2012, in Orlando, Fla.
Tiger Woods lines up a putt on the second green during the final round of the Arnold Palmer Invitational golf tournament at Bay Hill, Sunday, March 25, 2012, in Orlando, Fla.   (John Raoux)
Graeme McDowell, left, of Northern Ireland, and Tiger Woods walk to the first green during the final round of the Arnold Palmer Invitational golf tournament at Bay Hill, Sunday, March 25, 2012, in Orlando, Fla.
Graeme McDowell, left, of Northern Ireland, and Tiger Woods walk to the first green during the final round of the Arnold Palmer Invitational golf tournament at Bay Hill, Sunday, March 25, 2012, in Orlando,...   (John Raoux)
Tiger Woods hits on the first fairway during the final round of the Arnold Palmer Invitational golf tournament at Bay Hill, Sunday, March 25, 2012, in Orlando, Fla.
Tiger Woods hits on the first fairway during the final round of the Arnold Palmer Invitational golf tournament at Bay Hill, Sunday, March 25, 2012, in Orlando, Fla.   (Phelan M. Ebenhack)
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