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Tiger Woods Wins First Golf Tour Championship In Five Years

Tiger Woods Wins First Golf Tour Championship In Five Years

by | 24th September 2018
Tiger Woods

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photo Credit: Sam Greenwood/Getty Images/AFP