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Tiger Woods done for the season

Tiger Woods ended his season by winning his second Tour Championship and collecting his 61st career PGA Tour title but it could be a while before he gets a chance to celebrate No 62.

"I am putting the clubs away," said Woods, who has all but locked up Player of The Year honours.

"I am not picking them up, just getting away from it.We don't have nannies. We do it ourselves. We don't want anyone else raising our child because it is our child.

"Elin has been a complete stud about it and doing it all on her own. When I am there I can help."

Woods said he also planned to do a little scuba diving during his break which is well earned after winning four of his last five tournaments and the just completed inaugural FedExCup playoffs.

After he finishes the President's Cup, Woods doesn't plan on playing again until the Target World Challenge in mid-December.

The two-and-a-half month break would be one of the longest of his 12-year career.

Victory was doubly sweet for Woods in Atlanta as he not only rewrote the Tour Championship record book but he earned a US$10 million FedExCup bonus which could surpass US$30 million over time.

The bonus would be paid as an annuity into his retirement account. With an eight per cent annual return on an investment his US$10 million could swell to US$30 million by the time he is eligible to collect it at 45.

"Overall the FedExCup was a success," said Woods, who also won the Tour Championship in 1999 when it was held in Houston.

"There needs to be tweaks but I think it provided a lot of drama towards the end of the season."

His 23-under 257 was the lowest aggregate 72-hole score in Tour Championship history, shattering Bart Bryant's 2005 record by six strokes.

He has won four of his past five tournament's and is 75-under during that stretch with a 66.6 scoring average.

Woods is now within just one victory of Arnold Palmer for fourth on the Tour's all-time win list but he probably won't get it until next year.

He also has No 3 Ben Hogan (64) in his sights. Sam Snead is the all-time leader at 82 with Jack Nicklaus at 73.

"When you are in contention it wears on you all the time," Woods said

"It is not like you can go home and get away from it because you are right there with a chance to win a tournament.

"People questioned why I took the first week off of the FedExCup, but that is one of the reasons why. I won the PGA Championship, the Bridgestone event, a World Golf Championship and those are big events. It takes a lot out of you."

Woods also won a personal best US$10.8 million this year, just shy of Vijay Singh's single season record of US$10.9 million set in 2004.

Asked if he was in his prime Woods replied: "I don't think so. The whole idea is to try and keep improving.

"When all is said and done and you rack the cue and go home and retire you can honestly say these were my best years, when I was at my peak.

"But when you are in it, you're always trying to improve that little bit to get to the next level."



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