Tiger Comments on his win at the Johnnie Walker Classic.
Woods fired his third consecutive round of 7-under-par 65 to better Australian Geoff Ogilvy by three strokes at 25-under. Ogilvy shot the low round of the day on Sunday, an 8-under-par 64, to finish runner-up for the second straight year.
'I've never started the weekend being two shots behind, shot a 67 and then a 64 and lost by three,' said Ogilvy. 'It's ridiculous, and that was as good as I could have played. All credit to him, he's the best, he's the king.'
Tiger's winning score of 263 was a tournament record by five shots. His 25-under tally was also his lowest score in relation to par in a four-round event, but not his lowest aggregate; Tiger shot a 21-under 259 at the par-70 Firestone Country Club in this year's NEC Invitational.
This is Woods' third career victory in Thailand in three starts. Tiger won this event two years ago and claimed the 1997 Asian Honda Classic, which was also held in Bangkok.
'It's special anytime I can come back to my mom's country and win,' said Woods, who earned $190,797 for his win. 'I had a lot of family and friends out there.
'Thailand has been good to me. I made my first cut in a professional event when I played in the 1994 Johnnie Walker Classic as an amateur.'
This is the fourth straight week in which Tiger has played in the final or next-to-last group on Sunday. He failed to win on any of his previous occasions - all of which he was defending on the PGA Tour. However, this time, taking a three-shot lead into the final round, he came through.
'I've been trying to get to (10 wins) for a while and just wasn't able to do that. I've come close, but the key to winning is giving yourself chances.'
Sunday's final threesome included Woods, defending champion Michael Campbell and Rodney Pampling. Campbell made an early run at Tiger, cutting his deficit to two strokes through seven holes. But the Kiwi's challenge dissipated at the ninth. Campbell missed the green and bogeyed, while Tiger carded a birdie 3.
Campbell shot 69 to finish in solo third place, while Pampling posted a 1-under-par 71 to tie Paul Lawrie for fourth place at 16-under, nine shots back of Woods.
'It was pretty good defense overall,' said Campbell, who set the course record on Saturday with a 9-under-par 63. 'Obviously, Tiger played great today with a 65. I had a chance there for a while, but unfortunately my second shot on the ninth hole came up short in the long stuff and I made bogey.
'Tiger was playing well, and I was playing great. I just figured he'd shoot better than 68 because all the par-5s are reachable in two, so 68 or 67 is easy for him. I targeted around 63 or 64 to have a chance of winning, but it obviously wasn't good enough anyway.'
The 2001 Johnnie Walker Classic was a tri-sanctioned event. It was the 18th tournament on this year's Asian PGA Tour schedule and the first event of the 2000/01 season on the European and Australasian Tours.