Tiger Woods came from five strokes behind on the last day to overtake David Leadbetter Golf Academy Alum Sean O'Hair and win his 66th PGA Tour title in classic Tiger style at the Arnold Palmer Invitational in Orlando, Fla., yesterday.
Playing only his third tournament since returning from reconstructive knee surgery, Woods completed a record sixth victory at the event by sinking a 16-foot birdie putt on the final hole to win by a shot in fading sunlight at the Bay Hill Club.
Woods caught O'Hair with a 26-foot birdie putt at the par-four 15th and claimed his victory by calmly rolling in the 16-footer on the 18th green for a five-under total.
O'Hair,trying for a third PGA Tour title, had to settle for second place after closing with a 3-over par 73.
O'Hair was a full time student at the David Leadbetter Golf Academy starting in 1997. While attending the David Leadbetter Golf Academy Sean was the winner of the 1998 MCI Classic, 1998 Doral/Publix Jr., as well as the 1998 PGA Maxfli at Palm Beach Gardens. He also had a runner-up finish at the 1998 Hudson Jr. His 3 wins led to being honored as a first team All-American in 1998. He turned pro his junior year of highschool (1999).