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Tiger & Poulter combine to clinch Tavistock Cup

ESPN staff
March 26, 2013
Tiger Woods helped Team Albany win the Tavistock Cup on Tuesday © Getty Images

Tiger Woods and Ian Poulter proved the perfect play-off partnership, as they guided Team Albany to victory in the Tavistock Cup.

Having helped Albany to finish tied with Team Lake Nona atop the final standings at seven-over par, Woods and Poulter were chosen to represent their side against the Nona pairing of Graeme McDowell and Henrick Stenson - with Woods firing a close range approach for Poulter to roll in the cup-winning putt at the first play-off hole.

The individual event, meanwhile, was won by raining US Open champion Webb Simpson - who carded a round of 70 at Isleworth Golf & Country Club to finish as one of the few players under-par at Tuesday's event. He defeated McDowell by a single stroke, with Woods eventually carding a round of 73.

"I missed the cut last week [at Bay Hill] and I knew I wasn't that far off," Simpson said.

"I had some work to do and worked on it this weekend. I played great yesterday and played great today and I think it's going to give me confidence knowing that we're working on the right stuff. Hopefully that will carry into Augusta."

Due to be played on Monday, the event was extended into Tuesday following the delayed finish to last week's Arnold Palmer Invitational.

Alongside Woods and Poulter, Albany's winning four-man team included Justin Rose and Tim Clark. Nona's unlucky losers also included Peter Hanson and Ross Fisher.

With Albany beating Nona - the winner of the last four iterations - in the playoff, it was left to Team Primland and Team Isleworth to share third at eight-over.

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