DORAL, Fla. (AP) - Tiger Woods is hitting his stride on his march to the Masters.
Woods had full control of his game Sunday and never let anyone get closer than three shots until he had locked up his 17th World Golf Championship title. With a bogey that didn't matter on the final hole, he closed with a 1-under 71 to win the Cadillac Championship.
One year ago at Doral, Woods left after the 11th hole with tightness in his left Achilles tendon. He since has won five times in his last 22 tournaments worldwide, and can return to No. 1 in the world with a win in two weeks at Bay Hill.
Woods won by two over Steve Stricker, who gave Woods a putting tip on the eve of the tournament.
Tucson-native Michael Thompson followed (Rincon-University '03) up his win at The Honda Classic last weekend with an 8th place finish.
The Alabama grad has been making a live with his short game the last two weeks as he hit two chip shots into the hole on Saturday, one from the bunker, to finish at ten-under for the tournament.
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David Kelly contributed to this story.
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