INZAI CITY, Japan (AP) — Tiger Woods has won the Zozo Championship to tie Sam Snead’s PGA Tour record of 82 victories.
The 43-year-old American completed the rain-hit tournament on Monday, beating local favorite Hideki Matsuyama by three strokes at the Accordia Golf Narashino Country Club.
Woods had arthroscopic surgery on his left knee two months ago — his fifth on the same problem joint.
“I know how it feels to have this game taken away from you, where I couldn’t participate the way I wanted to,” Woods said after the win. “I’m just so happy and so fortunate to have this opportunity again.”
He was making his first start in his 23rd season on the PGA Tour.