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A good run

Woods falls short in bid for seventh straight victory

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Posted: Monday February 14, 2000 04:09 AM

  Tiger Woods reacts after missing a birdie putt on the 12th hole. Donald Miralle/Allsport

The longest PGA Tour winning streak in 52 years ended Sunday in San Diego, but not without a little drama.

Phil Mickelson saw Tiger Woods erase a seven-shot deficit to tie him with five holes remaining. But Mickelson regained his composure down the stretch, depositing birdies in the final two holes following a Woods bogey at 16.

Mickelson won for the first time since the rain-delayed Pebble Beach Pro-Am in 1998. The victory was the 15th of his career and his second at Torrey Pines, as the San Diego native also won the 1993 Buick Open for his first victory as a professional. Nine of the Mickelson's 15 PGA wins have come on the Tour's "West Coast Swing."

Quick Cash
PGA Tour Career Money Leaders
Golfer  Events  Earnings 
Tiger Woods  87  $12,821,128  
Davis Love III  365  $12,732,647  
Greg Norman  268  $12,507,322  
Nick Price  342  $11,386,236  
Fred Couples  360  $11,451,285  
Mark O'Meara  501  $11,172,769  

Instead of a seventh consecutive victory, Tiger settles for a second-place tie with Shigeki Maruyama. It was his fourth runner-up finish as a pro to go along with 17 PGA wins in 87 events.

Woods' latest check for $264,000 puts him atop the PGA Tour's all-time money list, passing Davis Love III, who took home $144,000 for his fourth-place finish. During the streak Woods shot 23 of 28 rounds under par and collected $4,592,000. Byron Nelson netted a total of $30,250 during his record run of 11 consecutive PGA Tour victories in 1945.

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