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Tiger Attacks Cog Hill, Wins BMW Championship

By Benjy Lipsman in News on Sep 14, 2009 4:00PM

The PGA Tour made its lone swing through the Chicago area this weekend, playing the BMW Championship at Cog Hill Golf & Country Club in suburban Lemont. Tiger Woods didn't disappoint the crowds, running away with the tournament on the club's newly redesigned Dubsdread Course.

Woods finished off his victory with a three-under 68 on Sunday, but the result was never in doubt heading into the final round. Woods' course-record 62 on Saturday, which followed a 68 and 67 in the first two rounds, pretty much sealed the deal after 54 holes. Nobody's going to catch Tiger with a seven stroke lead, which he extended to eight by the end of the tourney. For his weekend of work, Woods pockets a purse of $1,350,000.

Few should find it surprising that Woods won this weekend -- the win was his fifth at Cog Hill, where he won the Western Open in 1997, 1999 and 2003, and the 2007 BMW Championship. His sixth victory in 2009, Woods also locked up the No. 1 seed for the final tournament of the FedEx Cup.