2012 Memorial Tournament: Tiger Woods Wins 73rd Tour Event With Incredible Sunday Charge

Tiger Woods pulled off yet another impossible flop shot at Muirfield Village, sinking it for birdie on No. 16 and closing his Sunday with three birdies on the last four holes to win the Memorial for a fifth time.

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2012 Memorial Tournament Results: Tiger Woods Ties Jack Nicklaus With 73rd Career Victory

With a vintage final day performance, former No. 1 golfer Tiger Woods turned back the clock on Sunday with a two-stroke victory over Andres Romero and Rory Sabbatini to record his 73rd career PGA win.

Woods' victory, which officially tied him with legend Jack Nicklaus for second all-time in PGA wins behind Sam Snead's 82, came after he made a miracle round-saving birdie chip (video below) on the par-3 16th hole to take a one-stroke lead. In a surreal moment after his round ended, an impressed Nicklaus would mention to Woods that his unbelievable shot was the best he'd ever seen.

Woods carded a 5-under 67 on Sunday to pick up the win, edging a red-hot Romero, who also shot a 67 on Sunday, by two strokes. Out of his recent cold streak in big tournaments, Woods will take home $1.116 million of the $6.20 million purse for his efforts during the week. While it might be premature to call the game's most feared player officially 'back', his Sunday performance and clutch shot on No. 16 will make it extremely hard to count him out in the upcoming U.S. Open.

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2012 Memorial Tournament Update: Tiger Woods Reels Off 3 Straight Birdies

The 2012 Memorial Tournament is truly starting to get interesting heading into the back nine on Sunday, as a red-clad Tiger Woods appears to be giving a vintage performance with three consecutive birdies.

Woods' run, which came on holes five through seven, moved him to 8-under par and one stroke behind leader Spencer Levin. A bogey at the eighth hole dropped Woods back to 7-under and two strokes away immediately thereafter, but his front nine 33 certainly set the table for a fantastic finish down the stretch if the onetime superstar can keep up the momentum.

Levin opened the day at 8-under par in the final group, and has held his ground nicely with a 1-under day through seven holes thus far. He will need to hold off a red-hot Woods and playing-partner Rory Sabbatini, who is also 7-under, in his bid to snag the $1.16 million winner's purse.

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