'WOOOOOOO!!!': Tiger Woods wins Masters for fifth time

Ruben Hill
April 15, 2019

And what a remarkable return it was for Tiger Woods.

If players are able to finish their final rounds and a champion is determined Sunday, patrons won't get to see the traditional green jacket ceremony, in which the previous year's victor (in this case, Patrick Reed) slips a green jacket on the new champion.

Today, Tiger Woods claimed his 15th major and fifth victory at the Masters.

Tiger Woods has emerged triumphant at Augusta to win the US Masters for the fifth time, capping an incredible comeback from back problems and scandals that had dogged his career in recent years.

Now the comeback is truly complete.

It's the first time Woods has won a major when he didn't hold the 54-hole lead, and sets a new record for the longest gap between Masters victories. "This is just fantastic!"

"My dad [Earl] was here in 1997 when I won [the Masters for the first time]". Until then, Molinari had never trailed in a round that began early in threesomes to finish ahead of storms.

Six players had a share of the lead at some point on the back.

He ended last season by winning the Tour Championship and showed signs of a breakthrough at the majors by being a title contender at last year's The Open Championship, where he led in the final round, and PGA Championship, where he finished runner-up.

"He became Tiger Woods again".

Molinari's third shot clipped a tree and plopped straight down in the water for another double bogey.

Going into the final round, Woods was joint second on 11-under, two shots behind overnight leader Francesco Molinari.

Left with two putts from 15 feet for victory, the initial effort shaved the edge of the cup and ran 18 inches past but his follow-up found the centre of the cup to spark wild celebrations from Woods and the Augusta patrons.

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