Tiger Woods shoots final-round 67 in Turkey, comes up short
Tiger Woods came up just short in Turkey but still put on a good show for the fans.
Tiger Woods knew he'd have to go low on Sunday at the Turkish Airlines Open and for a while it looked like he would be low enough to overtake Victor Dubuisson but in the end it wasn't enough.
Tiger started six back at the beginning of the day but had closed the gap in his first 17 holes to two strokes.
Woods went to the par-5 No. 18 needing an eagle to (at the time) tie Dubuisson at 22 under but it wouldn't have mattered anyway because Dubuisson went birdie-birdie at the last two holes and ended up 24 under, four strokes ahead of Woods.
It is the 23-year-old's first tournament win as a professional and, get this, the first time he's ever finished ahead of Tiger at any tournament.
Dubuisson narrowly held off Jamie Donaldson and his crazy 63 that included a hole-in-one on the back nine as well as Woods and Justin Rose, both of whom finished 20 under to Dubuisson's 24 under.
I wanted to cry on the 18th green," said Dubuisson. "I still don't realise that I've won such a big event."
Woods actually had his second-best round of the week on Sunday but was probably held back by a pedestrian 70 in his first round. Here's a look at his scorecards for the week:
Winning this tournament isn't exactly on the Woods bucket list but you know once he got in the hunt (he trailed by six going to Sunday) he was all in on winning the thing.
It doesn't much matter for Woods financially, however, as reports have his appearance fee north of $2 million for the week. He was worth it, too -- the world No. 1 put on a show all week and made 27 birdies in his 72 holes and wowed the Turkish fans.
Here's a look at one of his birdies on Sunday:
Now it's back to the US for Woods who only has one tournament left on his 2013 schedule. As golf's silly season winds down Tiger will play the Northwestern Mutual World Challenge (which he hosts) the first week in December.
"I'm now hanging up the clubs for a little bit, so it's going to be nice," he said.
Then it's on to 2014.
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