Tiger Woods fired a closing round of 68 to win the JBWere Masters in Melbourne Australia by two shots from home player Greg Chalmers.

The World Number 1 began the final round tied for the lead with Chalmers and another Australian James Nitties. But, Woods put a disappointing third round of 72 behind him as he cruised round Kingston Heath in a four-under-par 68 to claim his first ever title in Australia.

“I said yesterday I was thankful I was still in the tournament, but I kept myself in it and it allowed me to go out today and go for the chance to win,” he said. “It was going to be tough today. I had to make some birdies early and I was able to do that and was able to keep it.”

It was Chalmers who pressed Woods closest but the 36-year-old failed to convert great birdie chances at the 14th and 16th and, ultimately, those were the two shots that separated him from Woods.

Nitties played a disappointing closing round of 73. It allowed Francois Delamontagne and Jason Dufner to overtake the Australian for a share of third.

JBWere Masters
Kingston Heath GC, Melbourne, Australia
Nov 12-15, purse $1,000,000, par 72

1    Tiger Woods (USA)    66    68    72    68    274    €173,118
2    Greg Chalmers (Aus)    68    69    69    70    276    €98,100
T3    Francois Delamontagne (Fra) 71 70 68    69    278    €55,541

T3    Jason Dufner (USA)    70    67    71    70    278    €55,541
5    James Nitties (Aus)    66    71    69    73    279    €38,470
T6    Cameron Percy (Aus)    67    72    69    72    280    €32,699
T6    Adam Scott (Aus)        71    71    69    69    280    €32,699

8    Stuart Appleby (Aus)    69    70    71    71    281    €27,891
T9    Alejandro Canizares (Esp) 73    72    69    68    282    €23,724
T9    Klas Eriksson (Swe)    71    73    66    72    282    €23,724
T9    Craig Scott (Aus)        71    72    70    69    282    €23,724

Note: Player scores in bold signifies Titleist ball usage only