Davis Love wins Target World Challenge

Updated: 25 February 2007 08:48 IST

Davis Love the third won the Target World Challenge for a second time on Sunday, finishing two strokes ahead of Tiger Woods on 11 under par in California.

Davis Love wins Target World Challenge

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Davis Love the third won the Target World Challenge for a second time on Sunday, finishing two strokes ahead of Tiger Woods on 11 under par in California, USA. Love held a ten-shot lead over event host Woods during the final round, but that advantage would be narrowed down to a single stroke at one point. Love beat a world class field that featured the top twelve players available from the world rankings and four sponsor's exemptions - two of whom are current major champions. It was a grey and rainy day at the Sherwood Country Club in Thousand Oaks, California for the final round of the Target World Challenge on Sunday. Davis Love carried a comfortable lead into the last day and a birdie putt at the 5th hole took the 2000 champion to 13-under-par - six strokes ahead of his nearest rival. But then tournament host Tiger Woods mounted a late charge. Trailing by ten shots with ten holes to play, Woods went close to holing his approach shot at the 9th hole. The ball rolled back towards the hole, but rimmed out as the crowd roared in excitement. Despite the cool weather, Woods was in hot form and sank a short birdie putt at the 14th hole to move to 8-under par. It was his fourth birdie in as many holes. Woods continued his string of birdies at the 15th - his fifth consecutive hole with a birdie - and six birdies over seven holes would take Woods to nine-under-par, just two strokes behind Love. However, Love increased his advantage to three shots over Woods with a short birdie putt at the 11th hole that took him to 12-under par. Love then dropped a couple of shots and his lead shrunk to a single stroke. But a long birdie at the 16th took Love back to 11-under-par and restored his two stroke lead. Padraig Harrington sank a birdie at the 17th on the way to a round of one-under-par, a total of six under par and sole possession of third place. Love then made a short par-putt at the last to win the Target World Challenge for the second time in his career. Along with the victory, Love pocketed $1.2 million US dollars - the largest cheque of his career to date. (AP)

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