The World Golf Championship series began in 1999, and Tiger Woods didn't waste any time winning his first WGC title. Woods shot a final-round 71 to beat Phil Mickelson by one stroke at the NEC Invitational at Firestone.
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A few months later, Woods traveled to Spain and captured his second WGC title in a playoff over local favorite Miguel Angel Jimenez at the 1999 American Express Championship at Valderrama Golf Club.
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Woods defended his title at Firestone with an unforgettable closing birdie in the dark at the 2000 Bridgestone Invitational.
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By 2001 it was becoming apparent Firestone was turning into Woods' playground as he scored a three-peat at the Bridgestone Invitational.
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The 2002 American Express Championship moved to Kilkenny, Ireland, and Woods shot a final-round 66 to edge Retief Goosen by one stroke.
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Woods captured his first Match Play title in 2003, defeating David Toms, 2 and 1, in the 36-hole final.
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Later that year, Woods won his third American Express Championship, this time at the Capital City Club in Atlanta.
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Woods defended his Match Play title in 2004, defeating Davis Love III, 3 and 2, in the 36-hole final.
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Woods started another run of wins at Firestone with a one-shot victory over Chris DiMarco at the 2005 Bridgestone Invitational.
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Woods added another American Express Championship later that year at Harding Park in San Francisco.
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Woods once again defended his title at the 2006 Bridgestone Invitational at Firestone.
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Woods shot rounds of 63, 64, 67 and 67 to win the 2006 American Express Championship by eight strokes.
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In 2007, the American Express Championship moved to its current home at Doral, which was good news for Woods. He was already the two-time defending champion of the Ford Championship at Doral, and he won for a third time at the Blue Monster with a two-stroke victory over Brett Wetterich.
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At the 2007 Wachovia Championship, Rory Sabbatini said Woods was "more beatable than ever." Sabbatini would lose at Wachovia to Woods, and then he was thumped by Woods again at the Bridgestone Invitational by eight strokes. It was the second time Woods had completed a three-peat at Firestone.
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Woods won his third Match Play Championship in 2008 at Dove Mountain, dusting Stewart Cink, 8 and 7, in the 36-hole final.
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Woods won his seventh title at Firestone at the 2009 Bridgestone Invitational.
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Woods ended a WGC drought at the 2013 Cadillac Championship at Doral. He beat Steve Stricker by two shots for his seventh career victory at the Blue Monster.
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Tiger Woods, 2013 Bridgestone
Tiger won the 2013 WGC-Bridgestone by 7 shots for an astonishing eighth win at Firestone Country Club.
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