Tenacious Woods roars again

Tiger Woods is having one of his best ever seasons and is far from finished at 33 despite injury problems.

He claimed his 71st PGA Tour title with an emphatic eight-shot win at the BMW Championship in Illinois.

The world No.1 had a seven-shot lead going into the final day after a third-round 62, and never looked like losing his advantage.

After birdies at the 7th and 9th holes, an eagle at the 15th kept him well ahead of the field.

Jim Furyk, the 2005 champion, and Australian rookie Marc Leishman finished joint second on 11 under.

The win gives Woods the number one spot in the US PGA Tour’s FedEx Cup rankings going into the season-ending Tour Championship.

‘It’s one of my best years,’ said Woods. ‘There’s no doubt about that. I haven’t won as many times as I did in 2000 and didn’t win any majors this year.

‘But I’ve never had a year where I’ve been this consistent, either, this many high finishes and the number of events I’ve played.

Woods, who earlier this year returned from knee reconstruction after eight months out, added: ‘There were so many uncertainties at the beginning of the season. I didn’t know how the leg was going to respond.’