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Tiger Woods Wins Canadian Open

September 10, 2000

OAKVILLE, Ontario (AP) _ Tiger Woods has a shot for every occasion.

Pushed to the limits by an unlikely challenger, Woods completed golf’s great summer in style Sunday with a 6-iron from a fairway bunker, over the water and right at the flag, to win the Canadian Open by one stroke over Grant Waite.

Woods chipped from the back of the green to a foot and tapped in for birdie to close out a 7-under-par 65 and his fifth victory in seven tournaments this summer. Three of them were majors, one of them gave him the career Grand Slam and all of them were filled with unforgettable shots.

And his last four victories included some kind of scoring record.

Woods finished at 266, the lowest 72-hole score in the 22 years that the Canadian Open has been played at Glen Abbey Golf Club.

He was nearly flawless on Sunday, and had to be. Waite, a runner-up for the second straight week in Canada, matched him stroke-for-stroke and put the pressure on with a 4-iron into the par-5 18th green that left him a 20-foot eagle attempt that could have forced a playoff or perhaps snatched a victory away from Woods.

Woods went right at the flag, the ball landed about 18 feet behind the hole. Waite missed his eagle try and had to settle for a 66 and one stroke short of winning, just like he was in Vancouver last week.

``My goal was not to get too caught up in the hype,″ Waite said. ``I gave him a run for the money.″

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