Golf champion, Tiger Woods makes a comeback, wins 5th Masters title
Golf champion, Tiger Woods won his fifth Masters title and end an 11-year wait to claim a 15th major at Augusta on Sunday.
He finished the set around the 18 green with a two-under-par 70 to win on 13 under, one clear of fellow Americans Dustin Johnson, Xander Schauffele and Brooks Koepka.
He made a fantastic comeback to a career many had thought would die a natural death as he battled back problems in recent years.
The 43-year-old said:
“I’m a little hoarse from yelling,”
“I was just trying to plod my way around all day then all of a sudden I had the lead.
“Coming up 18 I was just trying to make a five. When I tapped in I don’t know what I did, I know I screamed.
“To have my kids there, it’s come full circle. My dad was here in 1997 and now I’m the dad with two kids there.
“It will be up there with one of the hardest I’ve had to win because of what has transpired in the last couple of years.”
This victory caps a remarkable resurgence for Woods, who missed the 2016 and 2017 Masters with back problems before finally undergoing back fusion surgery in April of that year.