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1999 Tiger Woods wins the inaugural WGC-American Express Championship at Valderrama Golf Club in Spain with a birdie at the first hole of a playoff with Miguel Ángel Jiménez, who made a bogey. The pair had finished regulation play on 6-under par 278, five shots ahead of third-placed Dudely Hart. Woods had however held a four shot lead coming to the 17th, where he went into the water and made a triple bogey, letting Jiménez back into the chase. The victory nevertheless means that Woods finished the season with four straight wins (the first to do this since Ben Hogan in 1953) and eight PGA Tour titles (the first to do this since Johnny Miller in 1974).
The event is the third and final WGC Championship of 1999 in their inaugural year, and is Woods' second WGC title of the three played to date, establishing a dominance which continues today. He has since won the event (now called the WGC-Cadillac Championship) six more times, including a run of three consecutive victories in 2005, '06 and '07, as well as in '02, '03 and 2013.

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