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Tiger Woods ties Sam Snead's record of 82 PGA Tour wins

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The 43-year-old American returned Monday to play the last seven openings in the downpour hit competition. 

Tiger Woods disregarded an early intruder Monday to win the Zozo Championship and tie Sam Snead's PGA Tour record of 82 triumphs. 

The 43-year-old American returned Monday to play the last seven gaps in the downpour hit competition, finishing a 3-under 67 to beat neighborhood most loved Hideki Matsuyama by three strokes at Accordia Golf Narashino Country Club. 

"It's simply insane. It's a ton," Woods said. "I've had the option to be predictable the vast majority of my profession. ... Today was one of those days where I had the option to haul it out." 

Woods had arthroscopic medical procedure to his left side knee two months prior - his fifth on a similar issue joint. He was making his first start in quite a while 23rd season on the PGA Tour. 

"I can in any case deal with my way around the green," Woods said. "I realize how to play. I had the option to do that this week." 

The fourth round was suspended on account of haziness Sunday, and Woods took a three-stroke lead over Matsuyama into Monday in the primary authority PGA Tour occasion in Japan. 

He missed his first opening of the day, the standard 4 twelfth, however was strong the remainder of the path with birdies on Nos. 14 and 18 to complete at 19-under 261. Matsuyama additionally shut with a 67 

Rory McIlroy, the most elevated positioned player in the field, finished his round with two birdies for a 67 to tie for third at 13 under with Sungjae Im. Im had a 65. 

Woods opened with continuous 64s, with a three day weekend in the middle of due to rain. He had a 66 on Sunday in the third round. 

"It's been a taxing week," Woods said. "Five days at the highest point of the leaderboard is quite a while." 

As the U.S. Presidents Cup chief, Woods was approached about picking himself for the group. 

"I think the player stood out enough to be noticed," Woods said. 

Woods' methodology shot on the twelfth found the greenside dugout. He impacted out and left himself a long standard putt that he missed for intruder, slicing the lead to two strokes. 

Be that as it may, that was the main time he would flounder. 

Matsuyama missed a short birdie putt on the standard 5 fourteenth with an opportunity to slice the lead to a stroke. Minutes after the fact, Woods made a birdie putt on 14 to reestablish the three-stroke lead. 

Matsuyama slice the lead to two with a birdie on par-3 sixteenth. On 18, his drive went into the dugout along the edge of the fairway, and he hit into the greenside fortification before sparing standard. 

Woods' methodology at the standard 5 eighteenth found the greenside dugout. He impacted to 10 feet and made the birdie putt. 

Woods last played in an official competition in Japan in 2006 at the Dunlop Phoenix, where he lost in a season finisher to Padraig Harrington. He won the Dunlop Phoenix the two earlier years 

It was a wild presentation for the PGA in Japan. Heavy downpour cleaned out play Friday, driving the second round to be moved to Saturday. To compensate for the lost day, the players began the fourth round following completing the third to get in however many gaps as could be allowed. 

The course took on more than 8 creeps of downpour Friday and was fit as a fiddle when play continued on Saturday for the second round. 

Woods got in 11 gaps and played 29 openings Sunday before returning for a 7:30 a.m. start. 

"This was positively requesting," Woods said "Being in the number one spot for the majority of five days puts a weight on the psyche, it is difficult to's upsetting, it destroys one however some way or another I had the option to complete out on top and made key putts this week." 

On tying Snead's record, Woods ascribed it to consistency. 

"It's a major number," Woods said. "It's a great deal of consistency and doing it for an extensive stretch of time, Sam did it into his 50s and I'm in my right on time to mid-40s so it's tied in with being reliable and doing it for an extremely significant stretch of time. I've been lucky to have the profession I've had up until this point."