Woods goes level with Nicklaus

Updated: June 4, 2012

Tiger Woods overhauled a fading Spencer Levin and a charging Rory Sabbatini with a few moments of magic to win his 73rd PGA Tour title by two shots at the Memorial tournament on Sunday.

He began the final day four strokes behind the pacesetting Levin and made a fast start before taking control with a spectacular finish that included a chip-in for birdie at the 16th that was lavishly praised by tournament host Jack Nicklaus.

Woods birdied four of the first seven holes and then three of the last four for a five-under-par 67 and a nine-under total of 279, drawing level with Nicklaus in second place for career victories on the US circuit.

The win put Woods level with the great Jack Nicklaus on 73 wins on the PGA Tour, Sam Snead leads the way on 82.