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Tiger secures sixth title of year

Thomastown (Ireland): Tiger Woods held off a superb closing round of 10-under-par 62 from South Africa’s Retief Goosen to win the WGC-American Express Championship by a shot on Sunday despite bogeying the last.

The world No. 1 who began the day five strokes clear of the field, carded a last-day 66 to secure his sixth title of the year.

Woods, who dropped his only shot of the tournament at the 72nd hole when he missed a putt for par from 10 feet, also collected five birdies and an eagle-three at the 562-yard 10th to finish at 25-under 263.

It was the 30th time in 33 tournaments he had triumphed after leading — or being tied for the lead — going into the final day and it was his sixth victory in a World Golf Championship (WGC) event. But he was run close by world No. 5 Goosen, who eagled the par-five 17th to close to within a stroke of the lead before parring the last to equal the course record set earlier in the day by Sergio Garcia.

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