LEMONT, Illinois (Reuters) – Tiger Woods produced a flawless final round eight-under 63 to win his 60th career title with a clinical two shot victory at the BMW Championship on Sunday.
The win moved Woods to the top of the FedExCup standings heading into the Tour Championships next week at the East Lake Golf Club in Atlanta, where a $10 million bonus in deferred compensation will go to the overall points champion.
The world number one began the day trailing third round leaders American Steve Stricker and Australian Aaron Baddeley by a single shot but was quickly on the charge.
A three-times winner at the Cog Hill Golf and Country Club, Woods picked up a shot at the third to join the lead then shifted into top gear and reeled off three consecutive birdies from the seventh.
But Woods was unable to pull away, Stricker and Baddeley kept pace with 13-times major winner to leave all three men deadlocked with nine to play.
Stricker and Baddeley, however, could not stay with Woods on the back nine as he kept the pressure on with four more birdies to match the course record 63, securing his sixth title of the season with a tournament record winning total of 22-under 262.
Baddeley finished with a five-under 66 to finish runner-up on 20-under 264 with Stricker two strokes further adrift on 266.