Tiger Woods Wins First Golf Tour Championship In Five Years
Former world number one golf champion Tiger Woods got back to winning ways as he completed an incredible comeback to win the season-ending Tour Championship.
The 42-year-old beat Billy Horschel by 2 strokes with an 11 under par finish at the East Lake Golf Club in Atlanta.
Less than a year ago he was 1,199 and could barely walk after four back operations in 18 months. However a spinal fusion operation last April offered him a ray of light to play the sport which he loved.
As thousands of fans cheered, an emotional Woods said after his win, “I was having a hard time not crying on that last hole. I just can’t believe I’ve pulled this off.”
“It was just a grind out there,” Woods added. “I loved every bit of it, the fight, the grind and the tough conditions.
“At the beginning of the year, it was a tall order but as the year progressed and I proved I could play, I knew I could do it again.”
This victory marks Woods’ 80th PGA Tour title – only fellow American Sam Snead has more – but his first since August 2013.
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