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Tiger roars back!

July 24, 2006

Every defeat, every heartbreak, every loss, contains its own seed, its own lesson on how to improve your performance the next time.
-- Og Mandino

It was just his third tournament after losing his father Earl to cancer in May.

He had failed to make the cut in his last Major, but Tiger Woods overcome all the odds and showed why he remains the greatest golfer of his time.

Tiger retain his British Open title with an emotional two-shot victory over fellow American Chris DiMarco at the Royal Liverpool Golf Club in Hoylake on Sunday.

One stroke clear at the start of the day, the 30 year old (he will be 31 on December 30) birdied three of the last five holes for a five-under-par 67, sealing his 11th career Major and his third British Open title.

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