The championship game itself started on the 18th of March, and continued during the week, finally winding to a close on the 22nd. Retief Goosen won the Championship, something he is familiar with. In 2003, he also won the Championship, making him the second player to win it twice. The first person to accomplish this, K.J. Choi, also competed this year. Goosen is from South Africa, and his victory makes this the fifth time in nine years that an international player has won.
Tiger’s signature fist pump - Photo by Wayne Cathel
All the proceeds from the Transitions Championship Golf Tournament benefits charities, and in the past 32 years of the championship over $23 million dollars has been raised.
This marked Tiger’s sixth Arnold Palmer victory. - Photo by Wayne Cathel
Tiger Woods was expected to show at the Transitions Championship, but instead played in the Arnold Palmer Invitational presented by MasterCard. Tiger Woods birdied the 72nd hole to beat Sean O’Hair by one stroke and claim his sixth Arnold Palmer Invitational presented by MasterCard. Tiger Woods matched his largest comeback after 54 holes (5 strokes) with his victory on Sunday. Out of Tiger Woods’ 66 career wins, he has now come from behind to win 19 times.