Tiger Woods earned his first PGA Tour victory in 2012 at the Arnold Palmer Invitational at Bay Hill. It's the first PGA Tour victory for Woods since the 2009 BMW Championship. Woods held a share of the lead after 36-holes and was the outright leader after 54-holes before sealing the deal on Sunday.
Tiger earned PGA Tour career victory #72 by holding off his Sunday playing partner, Graeme McDowell, along with Ian Poulter and The Big Easy, Ernie Els. He made 20 birdies throughout the tournament, inlcuding four during the front nine of his final round. His back nine was much less eventful as he made eight pars and a bogey to finish the event at 13-under, five strokes ahead of McDowell.
The win ended a stretch of 923 days and 27 PGA Tour events without a victory and he earned $1,080,000 for the win. The winner of the 2007 and 2009 FedEx Cup's, Tiger received 500 FedEx Cup points and moved into 7th place in the standings.
The PGA Tour moves to it's final event before The Masters, the Shell Houston Open. Phil Mickelson is the defending champion.