Bringing a culmination to what has been one of the most iconic comeback stories in the history of professional sports, Tiger Woods has once again won The Masters.
Woods had to rally on April 14 to win his fifth green jacket, in a comeback that goes far beyond the simple two-shot deficit that he overcame at Augusta National.
This marked Woods’ first major in almost 11 years, and his first green jacket since 2005. He won it in truly dramatic fashion, closing with a 2-under 70 for a single-shot win.
Over the course of his career, Woods has definitely been through the wringer. His reputation suffered a major dent after he was embroiled in a long-standing sex scandal, and his health was greatly affected by four separate back surgeries that threatened to affect his ability to even swig a club ever again.
Just two years ago, he admitted to needing a nerve block to attend an event. At that time, he believed he was done with the sport that made him a household name.
Two years on, and he’s a Masters champion once more.
This title marks Woods 15th major, which means he now needs to win just three more to equal the record set by Jack Nicklaus. The victory also marked his 81st PGA Tour victory; just one shy of Sam Snead’s career record.
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