Tiger Woods claimed his third victory of 2012 on Sunday after outlasting Bo Van Pelt in a back-nine duel during the AT&T National at Congressional Country Club.
In securing the victory Tiger Woods moved to second on the all-time career wins list, knocking Jack Nicklaus into third pace.
Woods closed out the tournament with a 2-under 69 victory for his 74th win on the PGA Tour. Woods now only needs to win nine more tournaments to surpass Sam Snead on the all-time career victories list.
Tiger Woods and Van Pelt both hit bogeys on the Par-5 16th but Woods managed a par on the 17th green while Van Pelt hit into a bogey. Woods ended the tournament with a two shot lead.
With his victory Woods was back on top of the PGA Tour money list and the FexEd Cup standings for the first time since September 2009.
The newest victory in Tigers arsenal comes after he went 41 holes without a bogey until his par-5 16th hole approach after which he claimed the lead with a 6-foot-part putt on the 17th. Van Pelt was attempting to win his second tournament in 310 starts but was ultimately a product of his own poor play, hitting into bogeys on the back-nines last three holes.
Woods will attempt to move one victory closer to Sam Sneads record when he plays in the Greenbrier Classic next weekend. With Jack Nicklaus still holding onto the major championships win record Woods will attempt to move one victory closer to that record on July 19 when he competes in the British Open at Royal Lytham & St. Annes in England.
Tiger Woods shot a third-round 67 on Saturday to come within one shot of the lead.