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Tiger Woods, Zach Johnson tied in final round in Thousand Oaks

December 4, 2011 | 12:16 pm

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Zach Johnson's wobbly start helped Tiger Woods pull into a first-place tie with Johnson at eight under par early in Sunday's final round of the Chevron World Challenge

Johnson, who led Woods by one shot after 54 holes, made back-to-back bogeys on hole Nos. 3 and 4 before rebounding with a birdie at No. 5 at Sherwood Country Club in Thousand Oaks.

Woods, wearing his signature final-round red shirt under a black sleeveless sweater, reached eight under par after making a birdie on the par-five second hole.

"Take it home today, Tiger!" one member of the gallery yelled after Woods teed off on the sixth hole.

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K.J. Choi and Matt Kuchar were tied in third place at five under par.

The swirling, gusty winds that bedeviled the event's 18 players during the first three rounds — and gave Woods an especially tough time Saturday — were dormant early Sunday, although it was a chilly morning despite sunny skies.

Woods is trying to win his first tournament in two years, and he and Johnson were followed by a large contingent of photographers. More than once, Woods stepped away from his ball after cameras clicked just as he was about to tee off.

— Jim Peltz

Photo: Tiger Woods blasts out of a sand trap at the third green on Sunday during the final round of the Chevron World Challenge at Sherwood Country Club. Credit: Danny Moloshok / Associated Press

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