Tiger Woods wins Masters to claim his first major in 11 years

Tiger Woods has sealed one of the greatest comebacks in sport with a momentous Masters victory at the Augusta National, capturing his first major in 11 years. At 43, and two years after spinal fusion surgery, Woods captured his fifth Masters title and his 15th major with a one-shot victory to trigger ecstatic scenes of joy around the 18th green.

The victory comes 14 years after the last of his Masters titles. He is now three short of the record 18 majors won by Jack Nicklaus and is the second-oldest Masters winner after Nicklaus. Woods had never won a major after trailing after three rounds, but he took the Masters by the scruff of the neck in a late surge with birdies at the 13th, 15th and 16th.

A day after Tiger Woods won his fifth Masters title and 15th major tournament in a rousing resurrection of his career, President Trump said he would give him an honor almost as exclusive as a green jacket from Augusta National Golf Club: the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

Tiger Woods

  • Eldrick Tont “Tiger” Woods (born December 30, 1975) is an American professional golfer. He is considered one of the greatest golfers of all time, ranking second in both major championships and PGA Tour wins, as well as holding numerous records in golf.
  • He has been awarded PGA Player of the Year a record eleven times and has won the Byron Nelson Award for lowest adjusted scoring average a record eight times.

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