Not 30 until December, Woods has 60 wins from 220 starts - phenomenal in golfing terms - after capturing his fourth NEC World Championship in Akron.
The Masters and Open champion has 10 World Golf Championship victories to sit with his 10 majors after pushing Chris DiMarco into second place, just as he did at Augusta in April.
DiMarco, who came from three behind to force a play-off in the Masters, out-scored Woods by three again at Firestone, but had started four back this time.
Paul McGinley was one behind after 54 holes, but scored 72 to Woods's 71. The Dubliner, like DiMarco, had a bogey at the 17th and after narrowly missing a 40-foot birdie attempt on the last he shared third with Vijay Singh and Ryan Palmer.
"Bridesmaid is getting old, I can promise you," said the 36-year-old DiMarco. "Just like the Masters I've played good enough to get it done and not gotten it."
McGinley said: "This is the first time I've contended on a world level and winning would have meant an awful lot, but it's a learning process. I may be 38, but in terms of experience I am quite young."
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