Furyk rallies to win Tiger's event

Sunday, Dec. 6, 2009 5:50 PM
Last updated Saturday, Feb. 20, 2010 12:12 AM
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THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. – Jim Furyk made two clutch putts to finish off his 5-under 67 and rally to win the Chevron World Challenge for his first victory in more than two years.

It was the first time in the history of the tournament that host Tiger Woods wasn't around to present the trophy. He withdrew because of unspecified injuries in a car crash, although Woods continued to dominate talk at Sherwood with so much negative publicity around him.

There was a familiar sight Sunday: the winner in a red shirt, and timely putts.

Furyk holed a 35-foot par putt on the 17th hole, then hit his approach to 5 feet on the 18th. Waiting to putt, he saw that Lee Westwood had birdied the 17th to tie for the lead. Furyk knocked in his birdie putt, and Westwood wound up taking bogey on the final hole.

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