Past Chevron World Challenge winners
2009: Jim Furyk
Ending a title drought of nearly two years, Jim Furyk rallied with a final-round 5-under 67 to win the Chevron World Challenge. While much of the attention surrounding the event had to do with host Tiger Woods' absence due to injuries he suffered in a car crash the previous week in the midst of an infidelity scandal, Furyk blocked out the distractions to earn a one-stroke win over Graeme McDowell. Furyk holed a 35-foot par putt on the 17th and birdied the 18th hole to clinch his victory.
2008: Vijay Singh
With an eight-foot birdie on the 72nd hole, Vijay Singh earned a one-stroke victory at Sherwood Country Club in 2008. As the final-round final pairing of Anthony Kim and Jim Furyk faltered, Singh shot a strong 5-under 67 to edge out Steve Stricker for the win.
2007: Tiger Woods
Capping a momentous year with another victory, Tiger Woods cruised to his fourth Target World Challenge title in 2007. He finished seven strokes ahead of Zach Johnson and eight strokes ahead of Jim Furyk. Six-month-old daughter Sam was on hand to watch his win.
2006: Tiger Woods
Recording the biggest win in tournament history, Tiger Woods topped runner-up Geoff Ogilvy by four strokes at the 2006 Target World Challenge. The victory was his 11th of the year.
2005: Luke Donald
Just four days after turning 28, Luke Donald earned a $1.3 million check as the winner of the 2005 Target World Challenge. He rallied by six strokes down during the final round, shooting an 8-under 64 to finish with a 16-under 272. He edged out Darren Clarke by two strokes for the title.
2004: Tiger Woods
Winning his own event for the second time, Tiger Woods finished with a 16-under 268, two strokes ahead of runner-up Padraig Harrington, in 2004. Woods donated all of his $1.25 million check to the Tiger Woods Foundation run by his father, Earl Woods (right).
2003: Davis Love III
With Tiger Woods making six birdies in seven holes late in the final round, Davis Love III had to dig deep to remain in first place at the Target World Challenge in 2003. With an even-par 72 (and aided by a 45-foot birdie on the 16th hole), he claimed a two-stroke win. It marked the first time that a champion had repeated at the tournament since Woods created it five years earlier.
2002: Padraig Harrington
With a double bogey on the 14th hole of the final round, Padraig Harrington saw what was once an eight-stroke lead evaporate to just one stroke. As defending champion Tiger Woods was that golfer nipping at his heels, it looked likely that Harrington would relinquish the top spot on the leaderboard. Instead, Woods made a miscue of his own, and Harrington eked out a two-stroke win. It was Harrington's third win in two months.
2001: Tiger Woods
Disappointed with his first three rounds, which included a 2-over 74 on the third day, Tiger Woods came out strong the last day of the 2001 Williams World Challenge. Draining 10 birdies and finishing with an 8-under 64, Woods made up his four-shot deficit to take the top prize. No other golfer finished within five shots of him.
2000: Davis Love III
Although he started the final round four strokes behind leader Sergio Garcia, Davis Love III quickly made up that difference. Shooting a blistering final-round 8-under 64, Love overtook both Garcia and Tiger Woods to win the Williams World Challenge at the Sherwood Country Club in California. Love's 22-under 266 total gave him his first win in more than two years and helped him net $1 million in prize money.
1999: Tom Lehman
Earning his first victory in over three years, Tom Lehman captured the inaugural Williams World Challenge title by three strokes over David Duval, with whom he had shared the third-round lead. Lehman birdied five of the final six holes to shot a final-round 3-under 67 at Grayhawk Golf Club in Arizona.