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Sal Johnson
January 14, 2002
Sergio Garc�a was the only player in the field to improve his score every round (73-69-68-64, 18 under), and he won despite a triple bogey on Thursday, becoming the first Tour winner to survive a triple since Jeff Sluman at the 2001 B.C. Open....
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Sergio Garc�a was the only player in the field to improve his score every round (73-69-68-64, 18 under), and he won despite a triple bogey on Thursday, becoming the first Tour winner to survive a triple since Jeff Sluman at the 2001 B.C. Open....

Garc�a was the coleader in putting (112, with Mark Calcavecchia) and in birdies (24, with Calcavecchia and Chris DiMarco)....

Garc�a's 64 was the lowest final 18 by a champion in the event's history....

Tiger Woods, who tied for 10th, seven shots out of the playoff, cumulatively played the first two holes six over par and the other 16 in 17 under....

Woods took 15 more putts than Garc�a, three-putting five times and four-putting once....

This marks the sixth straight year Woods has begun his season at the Mercedes—and his worst finish.

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