Tiger Woods Loses and Still Wins

Published September 28, 2009

Tiger Woods came in second Sunday and still pocketed $10 million.

He captured the U.S. PGA Tour’s FedEx Cup title as Phil Mickelson won the Tour Championship with a final-round 65. But Woods, 33, finished the Tour Championship in second place to claim his second FedEx Cup following his 2007 title.

Woods entered the season coming off reconstructive surgery on his left knee. While he ended the season with the overall title, Woods failed to win one of golf’s four major events -- the Masters Tournament, U.S. and British Opens and PGA Championship -- for the first time since 2004.

“This year I played well,” Woods said. “I was very consistent. The whole year was an unknown. I didn’t know how the knee would respond. To play as well as I have the entire year is something I’m very proud of.”

Woods, who led the tournament through the first two rounds, entered the final day in second place. He quickly fell four shots off the lead through two holes before rebounding with two late-round birdies. Through his first 14 holes, Woods had two bogeys and was the only player on the course without a birdie. It’s his fourth runner-up finish in the Tour Championship, the most in any event.

Written by BET.com Staff

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