Ogilvy win ends Tiger’s streak

Australian Geoff Ogilvy parred his final nine holes on Monday, including a crucial chip-in at the 13th, to win the World Golf Championships CA Championship and end Tiger Woods’s seven-tournament win streak.

Darkness halted Sunday’s storm-interrupted final round with Ogilvy needing to finish the back nine and Woods five off the pace with seven to play. While several rivals made it close, none could deny Ogilvy a wire-to-wire win.

Ogilvy’s final-round one-under par 71, including two birdies and a bogey on the front nine on Sunday, left him on 17-under par 271, one stroke ahead of Fiji’s Vijay Singh, South African Retief Goosen and American Jim Furyk.

World number one Woods, who like the runner-up trio fired a final-round 68, settled for fifth on 273 with England’s Graeme Storm, Aussie Nick O’Hern and American Steve Stricker next on 275.

Woods saw the end of his seven-event worldwide win streak and his US PGA win streak of five. He had also won the past three years at Doral and the past three World Golf Championship events in a row.

”I made too many mistakes. I had four three-putts this week,” Woods said. ”All in all, to only finish two back with all of that was a great sign.”

It was the first event Woods has played without winning since a second-place effort last September in Boston at the Deutsche Bank Championship. — Sapa-AFP

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