Textbook. Clinic. Routine. Good old-fashioned beat down. Twelfth major. Fifty-first Tour win. Call it whatever you want, it was impressive.
No one made a run at Woods during the final round, turning the back nine into a snoozy coronation rather than an unfolding drama, but television viewers didn't seem to mind as ratings were up 22% (7.2/16) over last year's closing 18.
Solid play all week topped off by a final-round 67 at Medinah pushed him to a tie for third, the 26-year-old Australian's best finish in a major and his second straight top 10 after a tie for eighth at Hoylake. He's finally living up to the hype.
With his star pupil picking up major titles the way the rest of us grab free mints while leaving a restaurant, the energetic Texan's methods have been vindicated.
Northwestern alum Luke Donald tied for third at the PGA, equaling his best finish in a major, while his college teammate Jess Daley made it to a playoff and finished second in the Nationwide tour's Northeast Pennsylvania Classic.