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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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Photographs by spatulated, Triple Tri, and chrischappelear used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.