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Tiger Woods wins Down Under

Published:Monday | November 16, 2009 | 9:26 AM

World Number One, Tiger Woods celebrated his first visit Down Under in 11 years with a win at the Australian Masters yesterday.

The American holds off a dogged local field to win by two strokes.

Woods, joint leader overnight with Australia’s James Nitties and Greg Chalmers, carded a four under 68 to finish with a 14 under total of 274 in bright sunshine at Kingston Health Golf Club.

Chalmers finished second on 276, with American Jason Dufner and France’s Francois Delamontagne two shots further back at the $1.5 million Australian dollars co-sanctioned tournament.

Woods received a winner’s cheque for $270,000 Australian dollars, less than a tenth of the $3 million appearance fee paid up between organizers and the stage government.