Tiger Wins Masters Down Under

Pulls out win in first trip to Australia in 11 years
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Nov 15, 2009 8:18 AM CST
Tiger Woods lifts his hat to the crowd on the final hole at the Australian Masters at Kingston Heath Golf Club, Melbourne, Australia, Sunday, Nov. 15, 2009.   (AP Photo/Andrew Brownbill)
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(Newser) – Tiger Woods has won the Australian Masters for his seventh victory of the year, closing with a 4-under 68 for a victory that drew record crowds at Kingston Heath. In his first trip Down Under in 11 years, Woods put on quite a show for his $3 million appearance fee.

Woods pulled away from a three-way tie for the lead with three birdies on his opening six holes today, then seized control with a tee shot that covered the flag and stopped 6 feet away for birdie on the 15th. He now has won 82 times around the world in 13 countries. (Read more Tiger Woods stories.)