Woods triumphs by seven shots at Firestone

AKRON, Ohio,  (Reuters) – Tiger Woods eased to a seven-shot victory at the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational  yesterday, earning his 79th win on the PGA Tour and sounding an ominous warning to his rivals ahead of next week’s PGA Championship.

Seven strokes ahead overnight, the world number one left an elite field trailing in his wake as he signed off with a level-par 70 at Firestone Country Club to land a record eighth title in the World Golf Championships (WGC) event.

Woods played rock-steady golf on a warm, blustery afternoon at one of his favourite venues, barely making a mistake on the way to a 15-under total of 265.

Fellow American Keegan Bradley, the defending champion, closed with a 67 to share second place at eight under with Swede Henrik Stenson (70).

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