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Tiger Woods makes Masters title his 15th and most improbable major

16 April 2019

Sam was 12 months old when Woods won his last major, at the 2008 US Open, while Charlie was born a year later after his Torrey Pines triumph.

The win comes 22 years after his first win at Augusta in 1997, and 14 his since his previous triumph on the course in 2005.

Tiger Woods completed one of sport's greatest comebacks to end an 11-year major title drought at the Masters on Sunday by claiming a fifth Green Jacket.

That, as defined by major victories, belongs to Jack Nicklaus, whose 18 major victories were spread over 24 years, from the 1962 U.S. Open to the 1986 Masters.

"I was very fortunate to be given another chance to do something that I love to do", Woods said.

It is said the Masters does not truly begin until the back nine on Sunday and that held true as Woods and Molinari parred the ninth to head into the turn with everything to play for.

"It's overwhelming because what has transpired".

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Molinari was also magnanimous in his praise for Woods, who took full advantage of his playing-partners mistakes and reeled off three birdies in four holes from the 13th before closing out a momentous win amid jubilant scenes on and around the 18th green.

"This is definitely, probably one of the greatest comebacks I think anybody's ever seen", Koepka said, before rattling off Woods' total PGA Tour victories and 15 majors.

'It doesn't change what I do, I won't change the way I prepare for majors. I really couldn't do much of anything.

Australia's Jason Day (67) was tied fifth at 11 under alongside 54-hole leader Francesco Molinari, Webb Simpson (70) and Tony Finau (72).

Woods has won majors at Bethpage and Pebble Beach, where next month's PGA Championship and June's US Open will be played, but he's not chasing Nicklaus. "I'm so happy for him and for the game of golf this is so fantastic".

Admitting he was extremely achy from the hard-fought battle of the week, Woods said, "I definitely let it all go today, and I ramped up the speed".

Molinari had played near flawless golf through the first three rounds, carding a single bogey, but on Sunday a bogey along with the two doubles during a miserable final round of two-over 74 left him two back of the victor.

Tiger Woods makes Masters title his 15th and most improbable major