Tiger wins £5.5 million after hitting his lowest ever score

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Tiger Woods shot the lowest score of his career to blow away the field and win the Tour Championship by eight strokes here yesterday. He led throughout the final round, carding a four-under-par 66 at East Lake in the final event of the new FedEx Cup play-off series.

Woods finished with a 23-under-par 257, two strokes better than his previous best total of 21-under.

Woods also smashed the Tour Championship record low score, by six strokes, the same time as securing the fourth victory in his past five starts, and clinching the FedEx Cup title.

"It's been just a phenomenal week. I just hit shot after shot and when I got on the greens my speed was good all week," Woods said. He not only collected $10m for winning the FedEx Cup, but also $1.26m for winning the tournament yesterday.

In Germany, Soren Hansen gained his second European Tour title after two eagles in the Mercedes-Benz Championship at Gut Larchenhof. Hansen chip-ped in from 40ft on the 13th and then holed from 12ft on the 15th. The Dane finished four shots clear of England's Phillip Archer and Scotland's Alastair Forsyth (70).