Dublin, OH (Sports Network) - Tiger Woods' win Sunday at the Memorial couldbe remembered for a lot of things.
It could be remembered for the strong closing stretch -- three birdies in hisfinal four holes -- that propelled him past Rory Sabbatini and to the victory.
It could be remembered for the significant circumstances. The victory, comingat Jack Nicklaus' event, is the 73rd of Woods' career and ties him withNicklaus for second on the all-time list.
But, more than likely, it will be remembered for the chip shot.
Sitting at seven-under at the 16th hole and trailing Sabbatini by a stroke,Woods lined up a 50-foot downhill chip shot from a good 15 feet off the green.He bounced the ball off a ridge at the edge of the green, and the ball rolledtoward the cup, falling in just before it lost momentum.
"I don't think, under the circumstances, I've seen a better shot," Nicklaussaid.
It prompted Woods to unleash a tremendous fist pump, and he was left alone inthe lead when Sabbatini bogeyed the same hole.
Woods drained another birdie at the last to head into the clubhouse with afive-under 67 and a two-stroke lead.
He finished the tournament at nine-under par 279, while Sabbatini (72) andAndres Romero (67) shared second at seven-under 281.
Third-round leader Spencer Levin struggled to a three-over 75, blowing anotherchance at his first PGA Tour victory.
At the Phoenix Open in February, Levin carried a six-stroke advantage into thefinal round but closed with a 75. His lead Sunday was much smaller, but thestory was nearly the same. He tied Daniel Summerhays (69) for fourth place, atminus-five.
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