World number one Vijay Singh, who displaced Woods atop the rankings in September, failed in his bid for a 10th victory of the season. A final-round 65 left him ninth on 277.
Singh, 41, finished with a record US$10,905,166 in prize money, nearly double his nearest rival.
"It's the beginning of a great career, I hope," he said. "It would have been nice to get 10 wins but I'll take nine. I'm looking forward to next year and I can't wait to get out there."
Singh might need a new caddie next year. After a spat with Dave Renwick on Friday, a new bag carrier worked the weekend.
Sorenstam matches record
World number one Annika Soren-stam fired a seven-under-par 65 to win a fourth Mizuno Classic in a row on Sunday and tie an LPGA Tour record.
The dominant Swede matched Briton Laura Davies's record for consecutive wins in a single tournament, finishing at 22-under 194 for a nine-stroke victory.
Sorenstam went close to breaking her own LPGA record score of 192 for a 54-hole tournament, set at the same Seta Golf Course last year.
"On 17 I missed a four-footer and on 18 I missed a nine-footer," shrugged Sorenstam after claiming a seventh title of the year and the 55th of her illustrious career.
"But I made a lot of putts this week and I am very happy the way things turned out."
Davies set the record for consecutive victories in a single event by winning the Standard Register Ping from 1994 to 1997.
South Korea's Grace Park and Japanese pair Ai Miyazato and Michie Ohba tied for second on 13 under while Davies tied for 11th at 10 under.