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Tiger Woods wins Players Championship as Garcia's hopes drown on island-green 17th

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    Tiger Woods gestures as he misses a birdie putt on the eighth hole during the final round of The Players championship golf tournament at TPC Sawgrass, Sunday, May 12, 2013, in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux) (The Associated Press)

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    Tiger Woods hits from the fifth tee during the final round of The Players championship golf tournament at TPC Sawgrass, Sunday, May 12, 2013, in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux) (The Associated Press)

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    Tiger Woods reacts to a missed birdie putt on the third hole during the final round of The Players championship golf tournament at TPC Sawgrass, Sunday, May 12, 2013, in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux) (The Associated Press)

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    Sergio Garcia, of Spain, gestures as he misses a birdie putt on the seventh hole during the final round of The Players championship golf tournament at TPC Sawgrass, Sunday, May 12, 2013, in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara) (The Associated Press)

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    Sergio Garcia, of Spain, hits from the sixth tee during the final round of The Players championship golf tournament at TPC Sawgrass, Sunday, May 12, 2013, in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara) (The Associated Press)

Tiger Woods had the last word against Sergio Garcia by winning The Players Championship on Sunday.

Woods ended a weekend of words with Garcia by finding land on the final two holes for par to close with a 2-under 70. Garcia was tied for the lead as he stood on the 17th tee and stared at the island green. He hit into the water twice to make a quadruple-bogey 7, and then hit his tee shot into the water on the 18th in a stunning collapse.

Woods joined Fred Couples, Davis Love III and Steve Elkington as multiple winners on the TPC Sawgrass. It was his 78th career win on the PGA Tour. Woods was in the scoring trailer when David Lingmerth missed a long birdie putt for a playoff.