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Woods wins Pro-Am after Appleby disqualification

Tiger Woods chats to Gary Lineker during the second round of the JP McManus pro-am. Allsport.

A week before he chases the one major championship he hasn't yet won, Tiger Woods warmed up by winning a pro-am in Ireland by six strokes today after a near faultless rounds of 64 and 68.

Woods, who managed the 8-under-par 64 on Monday after little more than three hours sleep following his flight from the United States, carded five more birdies in his second round and had just one bogey in his 36 holes at Limerick to win the JP McManus Pro-Am with a 12-under 132 total.

Woods's latest victory was helped by the disqualification of Stuart Appleby for using an illegal laser measurement device during Monday's first round.

Appleby completed the second round in 63, and his aggregate of 129 would have beaten Woods by three strokes.

David Duval improved on his first round by seven shots with a 67 for 141.

Woods is staying in Ireland a few more days to relax before next week'sOpen at St. Andrews in Scotland.

"To have an environment when you're getting ready for a major championship, but also having fun in a relaxed atmosphere is the ideal situation and Ireland provides that,'' he said.

Woods and Mark O'Meara will attend a memorial service for Payne Stewart in Waterville tonight and will spend some time practicing on links courses in Ireland before heading to St Andrews.

 

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