Published Monday, 11 March 2013
Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland reacts to a missed putt on the fourth green (© Getty)
The American finished on 19 under par, after a final round 71, to claim his 76th PGA Tour victory and his 17th World Golf Championship title on Sunday.
He finished two shots clear of Steve Stricker, while Northern Ireland's Graeme McDowell, who was in contention, ended on 14 under.
McDowell birdied the opening two, but he was in trouble after finding the bunker twice on five to drop back to 15 under.
He missed a good opportunity to close the gap on Woods when a mid-range putt just missed on the eighth hole.
A bogey at 11 was erased by a chip-in at 13, while a birdie at 17 was cancelled out by a horrible double bogey on the last.
It was McIlroy who was on fire on the last day of the tournament, finishing eighth after a final round 65.
The Holywood man, who performed poorly in the first rounds, began perfectly after an eagle on the first followed by birdies at five, 10, 11, 16 and 17.
"I'm quite happy with where my game is at compared to where it was at the start of the week," McIlroy told Sky Sports 2.
"There is quite a bit to go, but scores like today and shots like that over the last three days definitely give me confidence.
"I limited the mistakes. I made a lot of birdies and eagles but I made a lot of bogeys too.
"I'm a lot happier with where my game is and a lot happier for the next few weeks."
McIlroy will make just one more start before the Masters in April.