Tiger Woods ties Sam Snead’s record of 82 PGA Tour wins with rain-delayed victory in Japan
By JIM ARMSTRONG
Oct 27, 2019 at 9:09 PM
INZAI CITY, JAPAN — Tiger Woods won the Zozo Championship to tie Sam Snead's PGA Tour record of 82 victories.
The 43-year-old American played the final seven holes Monday in the rain-hit tournament, completing a 3-under 67 to beat local favorite Hideki Matsuyama by three strokes at Accordia Golf Narashino Country Club.
“It's just crazy. It's a lot,” Woods said. ”I've been able to be consistent most of my career. Today was one of those days where I was able to pull it out.”
Woods had arthroscopic surgery on his left knee two months ago — his fifth on the same problem joint. He was making his first start in his 23rd season on the PGA Tour.
“I can still manage my way around the golf course,” Woods said. ”I know how to play. I was able to do that this week.”