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Tiger wins for 8th time at Torrey Pines

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SAN DIEGO (AP) - Not even a sloppy finish could keep Tiger Woods from another win at Torrey Pines.

Woods led by as many as eight shots on the back nine Monday until a painfully slow finish led to some indifferent shots in the final hour of the Farmers Insurance Open.

No matter.

Woods closed with an even-par 72 for a four-shot victory. He won the tournament for the seventh time, and picked up his record eighth win as a pro at Torrey Pines, which includes the 2008 U.S. Open.

Woods had a six-shot lead with 11 holes to play when he returned Monday to complete the fog-delayed tournament and no one got close.

It was the 75th career win for Woods on the PGA Tour, seven behind the record held by Sam Snead.

Defending WGC Accenture Match Play Champion Hunter Mahan finished eight shots back. Mahan was scheduled to be in Marana for the WGC tournament's press conference on Monday but spoke be phone instead prior to finishes his final round.

Mahan says winning Accenture came down to him playing some of the best golf of his life.

"To make that many birdies, one bird on every almost three holes on the golf course and beat the competition that I did, major champions and guys in the Top-10 in the world, (Matt Kuchar Steve Stricker, Rory McIlroy, Y.E. Yang, Zach Johnson), to get through them like I did, I thought that it was really incredible," said Mahan.

Tucson's Michael Thompson finished tied for 78th. He played for final two rounds at six-over par to finish plus-four for the Tournament.

The Rincon-University High School grad ('03) is currently ranked 95th in the world and would need a minor miracle at this week's Waste Management Open in Phoenix to have any chance of jumping into Top 64 and qualifying for Accenture Match Play.

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David Kelly contributed to this story.

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