At 16 Woods peppered the flag with his approach from 136 yards spinning it back to 9 feet below the hole. Having misread a few putts Woods called in caddie Joe LaCava for help and canned it for his longest putt of the day. All told he made just 49 feet of putts.
It was Watson’s 10th PGA Tour title and third victory at the Riv tying the win total of Ben Hogan and Arnold Palmer at this illustrious event. It was also Watson’s first victory since he won here in 2016.
“When you haven’t been there in a while you question yourself” he said. “When you practice hard enough to put yourself in that situation you just hope you remember how to ride the bike and I think I do remember.”