POIPU BEACH, Hawaii (AP) – Tiger Woods rallied to win the PGA Grand Slam of Golf for a record seventh straight time in eight attempts, closing with a bogey-free 6-under 66 on Wednesday to beat Jim Furyk by two strokes.

Woods, the British Open and PGA champion, started the day three behind Furyk and finished the 36-hole tournament with an 8-under 136 total to earn $500,000.

Furyk, the world’s No. 2 golfer behind Woods, closed with a 71 to take home $300,000. U.S. Open champion Geoff Ogilvy shot a 74 to finish six strokes back at 142. Mike Weir had a 74 for a 145 total and made $200,000.

Woods has owned Poipu, also winning in 1998, ’99, ’00, ’01, ’02 and ’05. He was finished second to Ernie Els in ’97.

Last year, Woods closed with an 8-under 64 to win by seven strokes over Phil Mickelson, despite losing six pounds because of a stomach virus.

Furyk opened with a 67 for a one-stroke lead over Ogilvy and a three-stroke lead over Woods. But he wasn’t able to apply any pressure on his opponents.

Woods used a strong short game to make up for his struggles off the tee during Tuesday’s opening round. The 12-time major winner chipped away at the lead until he holed a stunning 25-foot chip on No. 9 to tie Furyk for the lead at 6 under.


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