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Tiger Woods Had A Message For His Fans After Today's Win

Tiger Woods in his follow through.

CHARLOTTE, NC - MAY 06: Tiger Woods plays his tee shot on the second hole during the final round of the 2018 Wells Fargo Championship at Quail Hollow Club on May 6, 2018 in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images)

Tiger Woods is a PGA Tour tournament champion for the first time in more than five years tonight. Woods, 42, won the Tour Championship outside of Atlanta, Ga. It's his first win on the tour since 2013.

Woods, a 14-time major champion, was noticeably emotional following today's round. It's not hard to understand why.

Few - if any - professional athletes at his level of stardom have gone through the kind of up and downs that he has. While today was not a major championship, it was still a big-time golf tournament, and his first win since 2013 is a major accomplishment.

The fans had a lot to do with today's emotion, too.

The amount of fan support Woods received today was insane and the photos of the crowd following him around the course show it.

Woods admitted after his win today that he cares more now about what the fans think of him than he did before his downfall. He realized at some point in recent years that he missed what he had in that arena.

"Tiger says the fan reaction matters more to him now. He more or less admits he didn't know what he had til it was gone, and then he thought he'd never get it back," Tiger Tracker tweeted tonight.

The fan reaction was certainly there today.

Tiger will now head to Europe with the rest of the top American golfers. The Ryder Cup takes place this upcoming weekend.