How it happened: Tiger fires 63; Watney wins CIMB

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KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia -- Tiger Woods has always been one that forces opponents to beat him, rarely beating himself when the pressure is on.

This Sunday was no different. Woods fired a 8-under 63 - one off the course record - to cap off a nice week at the CIMB Classic that saw him finish at 19 under.

"I needed to get to 20-plus. That was the goal for me today," said Woods. "(Saturday's) back nine is really what cost me this tournament."

But it was a day that Nick Watney owned from start to finish. The World No. 22 fired a 10-under 61 to take a two-shot lead as he headed to the clubhouse, and it held up as Bo Van Pelt couldn't mount a move to catch him.

Watney finished at 22 under, while Van Pelt and Robert Garrigus posted 21 under.

It was Watney's second victory of the season, also winning the Barclays to open the FedExCup Playoffs.

See how the round unfolded, and keep checking back as we keep up updated on Watney's quest for the title.

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Update #2: 2:30 a.m. EDT

Nick Watney comes up short on his bid for a 59, sending his drive to the left and coming up well short of the green with his second shot. After his third shot fell just short of the green, Watney needed two shots to get home to fire a 10-under 61 to set a new course record and take a two-shot lead over Bo Van Pelt.

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Update #1: 2:07 a.m. EDT

Nick Watney leaves his eagle attempt at the 17th about 2 feet short and he knocks that in to go to 11 under on the round. A birdie at the par-4 18th would give Watney a 59. Watney also extends his lead to four shots as he moves to 23 under overall.

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No. 18, Par 4, 447 yards

Well, Nick Watney is now running away with this after a lengthy birdie at the par-3 16th to get to 22 under. He is 10 under for the day with the par-5 17th and par-4 18th yet to go. Tiger is fighting for second place currently.

Off the tee: Tiger hits another fairway at his final hole, just splitting it with driver. He has been very solid off the tee this week.

Approach shot: Tiger gives himself a great chance at a closing birdie, sending his second shot about 8 feet past the hole.

On the green: Tiger has this putt run by on the left and he taps in for a par to polish off an 8-under 63 on Sunday to finish at 19 under overall.

TIGER ON THE DAY: 8 under (19 under for tournament)

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No. 17, Par 5, 523 yards

Tiger needs to do something special here at the final par 5 of the day. He is only 2 under on the back nine thus far on Sunday, but really needs a couple more strokes.

Off the tee: Tiger pushes his tee ball to the right and it will depend on his lie as to whether or not he can get creative in getting to the green in two. He was a bit late on that swing.

Second shot: From just over 175 yards and from an awkward stance in the rough, Tiger gets the ball just off the green, but will have to pitch all the way across the green and hope that there is some eagle magic in it.

Around the green: A very gutsy flop here, the only real way to get the ball close and it runs out to about 5 feet under the hole.

On the green: Tiger drains the putt to get into a share of second place with Van Pelt and Chris Kirk. They are all two back of Nick Watney.

TIGER ON THE DAY: 8 under (19 under for tournament)

Elsewhere on the course: Nick Watney birdies the par-4 15th hole to move to 21 under and 9 under on his round. We are on course-record watch again.

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No. 16, Par 3, 185 yards

With Nick Watney - who is 8 under thru 13 holes - having moved to 20 under with five holes to play, Tiger is going to need to birdie out and hope that Watney and Van Pelt cool off.

Off the tee: Beautiful tee ball here from Tiger, leaving it about 12 feet to the left of the hole. Will need to drain it.

On the green: And he keeps his hope alive with a great birdie here, the putt was in the middle of the cup all the way.

TIGER ON THE DAY: 7 under (18 under for tournament)

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No. 15, Par 4, 292 yards

Leaderboard update: Nick Watney has taken the outright lead at 20 under with a birdie at No. 13, while Bo Van Pelt remains at 19 under and Carl Pettersson and Chris Kirk are two back at 18 under. Tiger is in a group of four players at 17 under.

Off the tee: With 3-wood in hand, Tiger takes aim and nearly gets it on the green, but catches a greenside bunker and he'll have to get up-and-down for birdie.

Around the green: An ill-timed poor bunker shot from Tiger here, as he gets it out, but it gets caught up in the rough. A nice chip nearly runs in, but stays about 3 inches to the right and Tiger picks up par. Just running out of holes.

TIGER ON THE DAY: 6 under (17 under for tournament)

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No. 14, Par 3, 194 yards

Tiger arrives at the par 3 that destroyed his Saturday round, picking up double-bogey after a water ball and duffed chip.

Off the tee: Tiger takes plenty of club here and attacks the back pin, but goes about 3 yards too far and runs off the back of the green. He'll have a downhill chip ahead.

Around the green: He putts with a 5-wood and runs it about 8 feet past the hole. That was a very difficult shot and now Tiger must make this putt to realistically stay in the tournament.

On the green: And he nails it. No bogeys on the card thus far on Sunday.

TIGER ON THE DAY: 6 under (17 under for tournament)

Elsewhere on the course: Nick Watney has joined Bo Van Pelt at 19 under, with the pair of Americans now holding a one-shot advantage. Carl Pettersson cards a 9-under 62 to get into the clubhouse at 18 under.

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No. 13, Par 4, 422 yards

With six holes to play, Tiger has to be thinking about four more birdies to post a score that Van Pelt and Co. will have to go beat.

Off the tee: With a fairway wood in hand, Tiger finds the left side of the fairway at the shorter par 4.

Approach shot: With water to the left, Tiger takes his shot from 170 yards to the right and leaves himself about 25 feet for birdie. Will need one of these lengthy ones to drop at some point.

On the green: Tiger burns the left edge on this birdie attempt and sends it about 2 feet past. Crowd thought he had that one. He makes the comebacker, but pars aren't going to do it right now.

TIGER ON THE DAY: 6 under (17 under for tournament)

Elsewhere on the course: Nick Watney (at the par-5 11th) and Carl Pettersson (at the par-5 17th) both move to 18 under behind birdies.

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No. 12, Par 4, 476 yards

Leaderboard update: Bo Van Pelt is in the solo lead at 19 under, with Chris Kirk dropping a shot at No. 9 and falling back to 18 under. Robert Garrigus, Brendon de Jonge, Nick Watney and Carl Pettersson join Tiger at 17 under.

Off the tee: Tiger takes driver here and yanks it slightly to the left and finds the rough just in front of a fairway bunker.

Approach shot: Tiger is safely on the green, but he leaves himself about 50 feet under the hole. Will be happy with a two-putt here.

On the green: Tiger's birdie attempt was never really on line, but leaves himself about 3 feet for a par. He makes it to stay bogey-free on the day.

TIGER ON THE DAY: 6 under (17 under for tournament)

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No. 11, Par 5, 557 yards

With six birdies on the day, Tiger now has a chance to get after an eagle at the par 5.

Off the tee: Tiger pulls driver and smashes it up the right side of the fairway. Huge hit and he should be able to get after the green in two.

Second shot: With fairway metal in hand, Tiger comes up about 20 yards short of the green and in the rough to the right. You can't take a big chance with that shot because water lines the hole to the left.

Around the green: Tiger leaves his third shot about 20 feet under the hole, which he'll have for birdie.

On the green: Tiger can't get the birdie attempt to drop and he settles for a par. Not the score he was looking for on the par 5.

TIGER ON THE DAY: 6 under (17 under for tournament)

Elsewhere on the course: Nick Watney has joined Tiger Woods at 17 under with a birdie at No. 9. Meanwhile, Chris Kirk is tied with Bo Van Pelt at 19 under after Kirk birdies No. 8 to go 4 under on his round.

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No. 10, Par 4, 454 yards

Tiger did his job on the front nine, but now he must avoid his Saturday woes over the final nine holes. He likely needs to replicate that 5 under on the back to have a shot at winning the tournament. He'll have a pair of par-5s to work with.

Off the tee: For the fourth time in the tournament, Tiger stops in the middle of his backswing, this time because of a patron snapping cell-phone pictures. He gathers himself and laces an iron right up the middle of the fairway.

Approach shot: An incredible approach from about 165 yards, sticking it to about 2 feet under the hole.

On the green: Another easy one for Tiger, good enough for his sixth birdie of the day. Tiger is within two shots of Bo Van Pelt's lead.

TIGER ON THE DAY: 6 under (17 under for tournament)

Elsewhere on the course: Bo Van Pelt moves to 19 under with a 15-footer for birdie at No. 6 to take the outright lead. Garrigus leaves his birdie attempt on the lip to stay at 18 under, tied with Chris Kirk, who pars No. 7.

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No. 9, Par 4, 451 yards

On Saturday, Tiger had a chance to fire a 29 on the front nine. He'll have that opportunity again on Sunday.

Off the tee: For the first time this week, Tiger pulls fairway metal and belts it down the middle of the fairway at the downhill par 4.

Approach shot: Tiger hits another nice second shot, sending this one about 15 feet behind the hole to try and make the turn with a 6-under 29.

On the green: He can't get this one to drop, just sliding by on the right and he cards another front-nine, 5-under 30.

TIGER ON THE DAY: 5 under (16 under for tournament)

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No. 8, Par 4, 411 yards

Tiger Woods is one shot out of a four-way tie for the lead in Malaysia, with Chris Kirk, Robert Garrigus, Bo Van Pelt and Jbe Kruger holding down the top spot.

Off the tee: Using driver, Tiger mashes one that finds the middle of the fairway. Looked very comfortable on that swing.

Approach shot: Tiger doesn't like this shot immediately, hunching over after impact as the ball lands on the green, but finds a hill in the green and it funnels just off the green, about 40 feet away from the pin.

Around the green: Tiger's lengthy birdie try isn't hit firm enough to keep its line, and it settles about 4 feet under the hole.

On the green: Tiger sneaks in the par putt to stay two off the current lead.

TIGER ON THE DAY: 5 under (16 under for tournament)

Elsewhere on the course: Chris Kirk makes a long birdie at No. 4, and he is now 18 under for the tournament. He is joined by Bo Van Pelt and Robert Garrigus, who both also birdie No. 4.

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No. 7, Par 3, 190 yards

After the first day, the majority of the scoring for Tiger Woods has happened on the front nine.

Off the tee: With the pin tucked in the front right, Tiger goes after it and puts his tee ball just on the fringe. A makeable second shot upcoming.

Around the green: From about 20 feet, Tiger plays a perfect left-to-right putt and picks up his fifth birdie in his opening seven holes. Now just one off the lead.

TIGER ON THE DAY: 5 under (16 under for tournament)

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No. 6, Par 4, 371 yards

While Tiger has started the round well, he will need to continue to apply the pressure, especially after Bo Van Pelt moved to 17 under with a chip-in birdie at No. 1, and Robert Garrigus followed with a birdie of his own. Van Pelt would give back that shot with a bogey at No. 2, handing Garrigus the outright lead.

Off the tee: Another iron here, with no real need to play anything more. Tiger laces it up the left side of the fairway and he should be in attack mode for the second shot.

Approach shot: Tiger nearly holes out his second shot, leaving it about 4 feet above the hole. Beautiful wedge shot there.

On the green: Another birdie for Tiger and he remains two shots off the lead.

TIGER ON THE DAY: 4 under (15 under for tournament)

Elsewhere on the course: Jbe Kruger buries a long eagle attempt at No. 3 to move to 17 under and in a tie for the lead with Robert Garrigus. Chris Kirk follows suit with an eagle of his own to also get to 17 under to create a three-way tie for the lead.

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No. 5, Par 4, 460 yards

This round is beginning to have a feel of deja vu, as Tiger is making an early run to put pressure on the leaders. He heads to the 5th hole, which he has birdied each of the first three rounds.

Off the tee: Middle of the fairway for Tiger, using fairway metal to just punch it up the gut.

Approach shot: Tiger is going to have some work to do if he is going to birdie this hole four times, as he comes up short of the far-right pin location and it spins back to about 25 feet for a birdie attempt.

On the green: Tiger puts over a ridge and has to play a big right-to-left breaker for birdie and it slides by on the right side, settling 2 feet behind the hole. He drains that for a second consecutive par.

TIGER ON THE DAY: 3 under (14 under for tournament)

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No. 4, Par 4, 475 yards

Tiger has three birdies through three holes and still doesn't have the honors, as Ben Crane has also birdied his first three holes. Tiger has yet to birdie this hole so far this tournament. He made bogey here in the second round.

Off the tee: Tiger has to step away from the ball due to some camera noise. He then steps back up with driver and pushes it right into the trees. That was easily the worst shot so far today for Tiger.

Approach shot: Tiger got a nice break and has a good line to the green. He's in the rough just left of a tree base. Tiger goes for the green and finds the right side of it. The pin is on the left portion, but after the poor tee shot, that was a nice approach.

On the green: Tiger has about 25-30 feet left for birdie. He gives it a good roll, but leaves it a few feet short. He makes the par to remain two back of the leaders, who have just started their rounds.

TIGER ON THE DAY: 3 under (14 under for the tournament)

Elsewhere on the course: Nick Watney has birdied his first two holes of the day and is at 14 under for the tournament.

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No. 3, Par 5, 527 yards

Tiger has a good chance of making it three birdies in a row here at No. 3 – a hole he's birdied in each of his previous three rounds.

Off the tee: Tiger powers this drive right into the middle of the fairway.

Second shot: Tiger misses this green with his second shot, finding the left rough.

Third shot: He has a bunker between him and the hole, and he'll hit this one from a bit of an awkward stance. But he delivers, putting the ball to within 5 feet. Great shot from a poor lie.

On the green: Tiger has about 4 feet for this birdie putt and drains it. That's three birdies to begin his round. You can't start much better than that.

TIGER ON THE DAY: 3 under (14 under for the tournament)

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No. 2, Par 3, 170 yards

That's the start Tiger wanted. Now, he'll try to make birdie at No. 2 for the first time this tournament.

Off the tee: After Ben Crane sticks his tee shot to about 7 feet, Tiger misses just left of the green.

Around the green: Tiger is just off the left fringe and gives this chip a great roll. Perfect speed and the ball finds the bottom of the cup. Another birdie for Tiger.

TIGER ON THE DAY: 2 under (13 under for the tournament)

Elsewhere on the course: Scott Piercy is turning in quite the round. He's 7 under through 11 holes today and sits at 13 under for the tournament, three shots back of co-leaders Robert Garrigus and Bo Van Pelt, who tee off in about 30 minutes.

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No. 1, Par 4, 363 yards

Tiger begins his final round wearing a red polo, black pants and black hat. He is again playing alongside Ben Crane. Tiger birdied this hole in the third round after pars in his first two tries this tournament.

Off the tee: Tiger goes with driver and hits a huge draw, finding the fairway just shy of the green. He hit iron here in the previous three rounds.

Approach shot: The hole is in the back-left portion of the green. Tiger has a lot of green to work with on this chip. He rolls it by about 5 feet and will have a short try for birdie coming up.

On the green: Choosing driver pays off for Tiger, who sinks the short birdie putt.

TIGER ON THE DAY: 1 under (12 under for the tournament)

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