Woods widens lead at Zozo Championship

Tiger Woods holds a two-shot lead at the Zozo Championship

Tiger Woods holds a two-shot lead at the Zozo Championship

The heavy lifting is mostly complete at the Zozo Championship, where Woods is just seven holes away from his 82nd PGA Tour victory, which would tie the long-held record set by Sam Snead.

This one was as unexpected as any of the previous 81.

Tiger Woods was tied with Gary Woodland after both players shot 64 in the opening round on Thursday. From there, it was a wrap.

Tiger Woods moved closer to a record-equalling win as he took a three-shot lead at the rain-delayed inaugural Zozo Championship. "Five days at the top of the leaderboard is a long time".

"It's just insane. It's a lot", Woods said of his victory total.

Because of insane weather on Friday, the tournament finish was bumped to Monday morning.

Woods played 11 holes of the fourth round before darkness halted play.

The coast was clear when he teed it up on Monday, though.

For the week, Woods led the field in birdies with 27, and hit 55 of 72 greens while taking 111 putts, averaging 27.8 per round. "Hideki made it tight".

"It's been a long week", Woods said.

"Hopefully I can play a little better than I did post-Masters this year and qualify for the team", he said.

"The knee wasn't allowing me to rotate and because of that it put more stress on my lower back and hip", he said.

Brown made par or better on each of his last 36 holes.

Tiger Woods and some of golf's biggest stars ended up being stuck at a Domino's Pizza in Japan for about 90 minutes on Friday after powerful storms made roads undrivable.

"Just a insane number", Gary Woodland, who played with Woods the last two rounds, said of his 82nd victory.

Woods' three-shot win means he is tied with the late Sam Snead's 82 PGA Tour victories. "The greens are soft so we can fire at just about every flag". It was a slog for everyone involved in this traveling circus, him most of all. More than five months are still to run before Woods begins his Masters defence. Very different than playing tournament golf.

From 2014 through 2017, Woods often couldn't even swing a club. His follow-through looks like silk.

Woods is also comingback from knee surgery.

What is true about Tiger now has always been true about Tiger: If his body is healthy, he will win events. He won the Masters Tournament, fell off, and after failing to qualify for the season-ending TOUR Championship two months ago, had the arthroscopic procedure done August 20.

"As far as playing until 52, I hope that's the case". The last time he played more than 18 holes, he said, he used a cart.

The way No. 82 took place was the exact opposite of how No. 81 transpired.

And at the end of a long week of golf, Woods was still talking about consistency when asked if he could envision winning in his 50s like Snead did.

Woods led from gun to tape in the inaugural US PGA Tour event in Japan, which saw Friday's play washed out by the fringes of a typhoon that dumped nearly 10 inches (25cm) of rain on the course 50 miles (80km) from Tokyo, forcing play into an extra day. What if Woods, who now has three victories in his 40s, is just getting going again?

Woods kept his foot down.

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