SwingU Recap: Tiger Wins No. 82

SwingU instructor and social media personality Josh Kelley breaks down the weekend that was in professional golf.

It’s not how you start; it’s how you finish, and Tiger Woods is the best finisher ever. After beginning the tournament with three consecutive bogeys, Woods made five more over the final 69 holes, which were offset by 27 birdies en route to a three-shot win over Hideki Matsuyama at the Zozo Championship to capture his 82nd PGA Tour title, tying Sam Snead for the most wins all-time.

“I know how it feels to have this game taken away from you, where I couldn’t participate the way I wanted to,” Woods said. “I’m just so happy and so fortunate to have this opportunity again.

“Certainly, the future looks brighter than it has. I hope I can be as good as consistent as (Snead) was, well into my 40s and 50s.”

While the afterglow of the victory is nice, there was plenty more to unpack, including Woods as a playing captain at the upcoming Presidents Cup and where the win puts him as he attempts to represent the United States in the Olympics, which will be held only 45 minutes away from the tournament venue in Chiba, Japan.