Tiger Woods wins Masters to finish 11-year vital drought

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Tiger Woods Augusta: Tiger Woods hits on a 12th hole during a final turn for a Masters golf tournament, Sunday, Apr 14, 2019, in Augusta, Ga. AP/PTI Photo(AP4_14_2019_000279B)

Tiger Woods finished one of sport’s good all-time comebacks to finish an 11-year vital pretension drought during a Masters on Sunday by claiming a fifth Green Jacket.

A dirty two-under 70 clinched a one-shot feat over Dustin Johnson, Brooks Koepka and Xander Schauffele and warranted a 43-year-old a 15th vital pretension that many suspicion would never come.

Unsurprisingly, a pleasure also renewed talks of Woods creation a run during Jack Nicklaus’s record of 18 majors.

Not given a 2008 U.S. Open had Woods hoisted a vital prize and a final of his 4 Augusta titles came in 2005.

But after a lucent Woods slipped on his fifth Green Jacket, he will be wakeful that Sunday’s win has brought him tantalisingly tighten to another Nicklaus record – that of 6 Augusta titles.

The feat also noted a initial time Woods had reached a winner’s turn during vital though heading after 54 holes.

Woods’s partner Erica Herman, mom Kultida and dual children Sam and Charlie watched while a large gallery roared as he marched adult to a 18th immature to put a finishing touches on a miracle victory.

When his final putt left into a cup, Woods delivered one of his heading fist pumps afterwards lifted both arms in a atmosphere screaming in comprehensive pleasure as a throng chanted, “Tiger, Tiger, Tiger”.

He afterwards fast speckled his family and raced over to cuddle his children before creation his approach to a scorers room while being congratulated by his associate golfers who lined a way.

“I was only perplexing to slave my approach along a golf march all day,” pronounced Woods. “When we tapped a putt in, we don’t know what we did though we know we screamed.


“To have my kids there – it’s come full circle. My father was here in 97 (when he won his initial Masters) and now I’m a father with dual kids there.”

Written off as too aged and too beaten adult from 4 behind surgeries and mixed knee operations, Woods underwent a behind alloy in 2017 and solemnly returned to form.

He finished final deteriorate by winning a Tour Championship and showed signs of a breakthrough during a majors by being a pretension contender during final year’s British Open, where he led in a final round, and PGA Championship, where he finished runner-up.

All those moments built to Sunday, when Woods was once again his aged informed winning self.

All eyes were on overnight personality Francesco Molinari, who led by dual shots, Woods and a continue when play began as a competition for a Green Jacket incited into a final scurry with a foresee presaging sleet and thunderstorms.

In a unfortunate try to get a season’s initial vital opposite a finish line before a charge hit, officials pushed adult start times and sent golfers off in threesomes from both a initial and 10th tees.

Paired together in a final turn of final year’s British Open, won by a Italian during Carnoustie, Molinari and Woods found themselves in a final organisation again battling for a vital title.

At Carnoustie it was Woods who stumbled on a behind 9 while leading. But on Sunday it was Molinari who slipped up, with a 36-year-old from Turin anticipating a H2O during a 12th and 15th. The dual double bogeys finished his Green Jacket bid.

Molinari had played nearby flawless golf by a initial 3 rounds, carding a singular bogey, though on Sunday a spook along with a dual doubles during a miserable final turn of two-over 74 left him dual behind of a winner.