Zozo Championship Recap: Woods Makes History
Zozo Championship Recap: Woods Makes History

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Tiger Woods has accomplished almost everything there is to accomplish as a golfer. Really, there were only two mountains left to climb, albeit the two biggest mountains there are, at least statistically: the most major wins and the most PGA Tour wins.

One down, one to go.

Woods equaled the record of 82 career PGA Tour wins set by the legendary Sam Snead when he closed out the inaugural Zozo Championship in Chiba, Japan, on Monday morning. Woods came back to complete the final seven holes of the rain-delayed maiden PGA Tour event in Japan and, while there were some nerve-wracking moments, he closed it out by fending off native son Hideki Matsuyama by three strokes.

It all played out in a surreal way, not in April, June, July or any traditional tournament month, but in October and half a world away. Golf fans were watching at night, or even overnight, as Woods jumped out of the gate with a 64 on Thursday to ignite a five-day watch party to 82.

This latest win also comes with its own remarkable accomplishments within the larger accomplishment: It came just two months after Woods' fifth surgery on his left knee; he hadn't played since the BMW Championship in August. After torrential rain washed out play entirely on Friday at Narashino Country Club, Woods and his 43-year-old body had to play 29 holes on Sunday, and did so in 6-under. And the entire week came amid the backdrop of the Presidents Cup, and

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Len Hochberg
Hochberg covers golf for RotoWire. A veteran sports journalist, he contributes to Sports on Earth and was an editor and reporter at The Washington Post for many years.
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