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Last Updated: Monday, 3 March, 2003, 00:44 GMT
Woods clinches WGC-Match Play
Tiger Woods shows off his trophy
Woods now has a complete set of WGC titles
Tiger Woods beat Ryder Cup team-mate David Toms 2&1 in the 36-hole final of the WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship in California.

Victory at the La Costa course means Woods now has a full set of World Golf Championship titles.

Woods has played in 13 WGC events since they were introduced in 1999 and has won seven of them, earning nearly $8m.

Woods was five up after 19 holes but Toms pulled back the deficit to lie just one hole down with three to play before finally losing out at the 35th hole.

Sixth seed Toms struggled in the morning session, managing only a three-over-par 75 to Woods' 71 to reach the halfway stage four down.

Woods birdied the 19th but Toms fought back at the next, holing from 30 feet while the top seed missed from six.

At the long 21st, Toms made a 10-footer while Woods, on in two, three-putted.

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Woods birdied to win the 24th but after only two bogeys in his first 102 holes, he had two in the next two and when Toms birdied the 29th, the gap was only one.

Woods birdied the 31st, but Toms replied in kind two holes later.

But at the 35th hole, Toms landed in rough short of the green and could only chip to the fringe while Woods got up and down from a bunker to clinch victory.

In the all-Australian third place play-off Adam Scott beat Peter Lonard with a nine-foot birdie putt on the last - after being six-up after eight.




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