Nick Watney heard the raucous cheering in the distance as Tiger Woods was making a last-round charge.
Watney, starting two groups behind Woods, knew it was going to take a special round Sunday to win the CIMB Classic in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
And he delivered. With 11 birdies in 17 holes, Watney went to the par-4 18th needing a birdie for a 59. He made bogey at the last after driving in the rough, still good enough for a 10-under 61 and a 22-under 262 total to hold off Bo Van Pelt (66) and Robert Garrigus (66) by a shot.
"I saw Tiger got off to a good start, so I wasn't really thinking about winning when I teed off," said Watney, who won $1.3 million. "But the round sort of built momentum and things just kept getting better and better."
Woods finished with a 63 to tie for fourth at 19 under with Chris Kirk and Brendon de Jonge.
"Looks like Nick put it to us," Woods said.
Watney needed his wife, Amber, to carry his bag for the last hole Thursday when Chad Reynolds needed treatment for heatstroke. He used a local caddie Friday, and Reynolds came back for the weekend.
Web.com Tour: Justin Bolli shot a 6-under 65 to win the Tour Championship in McKinney, Texas. Bolli, who finished at 16-under 268, also moved into the top 25 on the money list with the $180,000 first prize to earn a 2013 PGA Tour card.
Bolli was 44th on the list coming into the
Former Stanford star Joseph Bramlett had been No. 24 but fell out of the top 25. Next stop: PGA Tour Q-school.
European Tour: Peter Hanson won the BMW Masters, shooting a 5-under 67 to hold off Rory McIlroy (67) by a stroke. Hanson finished at 21-under 267 at Lake Malaren in Shanghai and won $1,166,600.
LPGA Tour: Suzann Pettersen won the Taiwan Championship, rallying to beat Inbee Park by three shots. Pettersen closed with a 3-under 69 in wind and drizzle at the Sunrise course in Yang Mei. She finished at 19-under 269 and won $300,000. Park shot 74. Paula Creamer (73) finished at 6 under, five shots ahead of Michelle Wie (76).
Champions Tour: David Frost won the AT&T Championship, beating Bernhard Langer with a birdie on the second playoff hole after overcoming a six-shot deficit on the final day. Both had 6-under 66s to finish at 8-under 208 at TPC San Antonio. Frost, who won $277,500, made a 10-foot putt on the second extra hole.