Rory McIlroy took another huge leap towards recapturing the form which made him famous on the golf course – with his lowest score in more than four years – a 9-under 63 while playing with Tiger Woods...
Tiger Shows Signs Of Being Masters Ready
With the Masters just a month away Tiger Woods showed signs he could be back in Major contention with victory at the WGC Cadillac Championship in Miami.
It was the second win of 2013 for Woods and moved him closer to Rory McIlroy's number one spot in the world rankings.
Woods finished on 19 under par after a final-round 71 to claim his 76th PGA Tour victory and his 17th World Golf Championship title. He finished two shots clear of Steve Stricker while Graeme McDowell, Phil Mickelson, Adam Scott and Sergio García ended on 14 under.
The win was the latest sign of a welcome return to form for the 14 time Major winner with Woods taking 100 putts over four rounds; the lowest of his PGA Tour career. He made 27 birdies, one short of his career-high total, and won for the fifth time in 50 weeks.
McIlroy made up eight strokes on the final day to finish joint eighth.
The 23-year-old flew up the leaderboard with an eagle on the first followed by birdies at five, 10, 11, 16 and 17 to card a flawless 65.
"I'm quite happy with where my game is at compared to where it was at the start of the week," McIlroy said.
"There is quite a bit to go, but scores like today and shots like that over the last three days definitely give me confidence. I'm a lot happier for the next few weeks."
"I played well this week," said Woods, "It was one of those weeks where I felt pretty good about how I was playing."