From there, it was a wrap. Moments later, Woods made a birdie putt on 14 to restore the three-stroke lead.
"It's not that easy, and considering that I had the stress of having the lead and being under the gun for that long, it's a long period of time having come off a knee procedure and haven't really stressed it like this". "It was definitely stressful", said Woods, who pocketed a cheque for £1.755 million.
Bad weather on Friday delayed the tournament to Monday local time, when Woods closed out the last seven holes.
Woods and the rest of the players will resume the tournament at 7:30 a.m. Monday locally, which is 6:30 p.m. ET Sunday in the U.S.
The coast was clear when he teed it up on Monday, though.
McIlroy shot a 63 in the third with an eagle on the final hole and looked like he might challenge Woods but a fourth round through 16 that included a bogey and just two birdies wasn't enough.
Matsuyama made things interesting when he finished with birdies on Nos.11 and 12. "I made a couple putts today and I went to put my hand up and I'm like, "don't put your hand up, there's no one clapping", Woods said. Those chasing him on the back nine likely know that the final stretch is just a formality, but they're also happy to get a front seat at potential history.
For Tiger Woods, it all comes down to consistency.
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"He's the best that's ever lived". At least not to Woods.
VILAMOURA, Portugal (AP) - England's Steven Brown won the Portugal Masters for his first European Tour title, closing with a 5-under 66 for a one-stroke victory over South Africans Justin Walters (66) and Brandon Stone (70). "I've been able to strike my irons pretty well this week so far and that's been nice". She played on the LPGA Tour from January 2015 to May 2017 and said she wanted to spend more time with her family when she rescinded her membership and returned to the Korean tour. He is not the longest out there anymore but his mental strength still sets Woods apart. His follow-through looks like silk. Perhaps Ponce de Leon performed that knee surgery. But when he's been healthy and free from off-course distractions, he's always found ways to win. Just so happy and so fortunate to be able to have this opportunity again.
After Woods had completed he nonetheless had time to induce one final mighty roar from the packed golf-crazy galleries hanging off each Matsuyama drive, chip and putt on the US PGA Tour's inaugural event in Japan.
The way No. 82 took place was the exact opposite of how No. 81 transpired.
The last word belonged to Monahan, who said it was fitting that he should tie Hall-of-Famer Snead in an overseas event. Snead won his 82nd when he was 52. Woods caught him in 359 events, and his.228 winning mark is best all-time, narrowly over Ben Hogan.
"I think the player got the captain's attention", Woods said. Along with Woods, Matsuyama was the biggest draw on Thursday.
Woods kept his foot down.