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Woods Wins Ten Million Dollars at FedEx Cup

Posted September. 18, 2007 03:17,   


There was no one who could equal Tiger Woods, with his long tee shots and sharp putting skills, as he cruised to victory in the first FedEx Cup – pocketing the handsome sum of $10 million (9.5 billion KRW). This bonus is not paid out in cash, but it is deposited into a deferred retirement account that Woods can access when he is 45.

Woods shot rounds of 64-63-64-66 for a 23-under total of 257 – the lowest of his career. It also matched the third-lowest score in PGA Tour history.

In his last round yesterday at the East Lake GC, Atlanta (par 70), he finished with a 23-under-par 257 to beat Jack Johnson and Mark Calcavecchia by eight shots. It was his seventh victory in 2007 and 61st on the PGA Tour.

During the ceremony, Woods was presented with a crystal cup and silver trophy. His win added $1.26 to his total prize money won this year, which now stands at $10.87 million - the second highest in history. He has won $ 1.3 million (roughly 1.211 billion KRW) per tournament on average.

In the last five tournaments, Woods recorded 75-under-par, with 66.65 strokes on average, securing four 1st places and one 2nd place. Such a stellar performance stemmed from his precision putting. His average number of putts was 27 per round in the FedEx tournament, of which 40 putts were made from inside a meter, and 63 from 68 putts were made from inside 3.5 meters. On the 9th hole, he blasted his second shot with a 5-wood to reach the green of the 600-yard par-5, startling Johnson, in the group ahead, who was preparing to putt.