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Tiger Woods' British Open Wins


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Tiger Woods Wins the 2006 British Open
Tiger Woods 2006 British Open
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Tiger Woods' win in 2006 was a thinking-man's win: On the crispy fairways at Royal Liverpool, Woods had no need to hit driver. He could get plenty of distance off the tee with a 2-iron (and an occasional 3-wood), and better control his ball.

So throughout the 2006 British Open, Woods used his driver only once, and that was on Day 1.

As he did at the 2005 Masters, Chris DiMarco provided the greatest challenge to Woods, hanging with Tiger most of the final round and coming within a stroke of the lead after the 13th hole. But Woods, playing steadily and methodically, was not to be caught.

At the end, it was a very emotional win for Woods. In the photo above, he is congratulated and comforted on the final green by caddie Steve Williams. Woods choked up in the moment - it was his first major win since the death of his father.

Top 5 at the 2006 British Open
Tiger Woods, 67-65-71-67--270
Chris DiMarco, 70-65-69-68--272
Ernie Els, 68-65-71-71--275
Jim Furyk, 68-71-66-71--276
Sergio Garcia, 68-71-65-73--277
Hideto Tanihara, 72-68-66-71--277
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