What once seemed impossible has become reality. Tiger Woods has won another major, capturing the 2019 Masters.
Woods shot -13 for the weekend, holding off Brooks Koepka, Dustin Johnson and Xander Schauffele, who each shot -12. The win at Augusta is Tiger’s 15th major championship, and his first since 2008.
It is his fifth victory at the Masters, with the last one coming in 2005.
🚨🚨🚨BREAKING NEWS: TIGER WOODS WINS THE MASTERS, HIS 15TH MAJOR CHAMPIONSHIP AND FIFTH GREEN JACKET. 11-YEARS AFTER HIS LAST MAJOR WIN. SIMPLY AMAZING. INCREDIBLE. 🚨🚨🚨
— Tiger Tracker (@GCTigerTracker) April 14, 2019
Woods entered today’s final round a couple of strokes back of leader Francesco Molinari, but overtook the reigning Open Championship winner thanks to Molinari’s struggles and Woods’ own strong play.
Heading into the 13th hole, Woods was tied for the lead. He took the outright lead with a birdie on the 15th hole.
Then, he nearly hit a hole-in-one on the par-3 16.
When you have Tiger Woods and the 16th hole at the Masters, special things happen. pic.twitter.com/b95cA3p7bn
— CBS Sports (@CBSSports) April 14, 2019
Last year, Tiger had two near-misses in majors, finishing tied for sixth at The Open Championship and coming in second at the PGA.
Now, with this title in hand, he should be one of the favorites at the PGA Championship next month as well. More importantly, he has proven he can win again, after it looked like his career was over due to injuries.
Tiger Woods had four back surgeries in three years, including a spinal fusion that prevented him from swinging a golf club for six months. At this same tournament just TWO years ago, he told people he was ready to give up golf.
Now here he is…
— Aditi Kinkhabwala (@AKinkhabwala) April 14, 2019
Love him or hate him, Tiger Woods playing well makes watching golf more fun.
Today at Augusta was about as enjoyable as it gets.