How Tiger Woods Won His First Title in 5 Years

Tiger Woods wins his first Tour victory in over five years at the Tour Championship

Tiger Woods wins his first Tour victory in over five years at the Tour Championship

After multiple promising starts this season, Woods was able to string together four brilliant rounds over the weekend to get the first win of his comeback at the TOUR Championship, taking the trophy with a final score of 11-under par.

The win will renew speculation that Woods can hunt down Jack Nicklaus' all-time record of 18 major championship victories, with Woods stuck on 14 since he won the US Open way back in 2008.

"I'm lucky to have the opportunity to have the people around me to have supported me and worked through this process with me, and I've ground out a chance to win golf tournaments again".

Had Rose not picked up a shot at the last, Woods would have taken the FedExCup as well, although that was hardly an issue for the American, who now seems odds-on to surpass Snead's record for tour victories.

Thousands of fans spilled on to the 18th fairway to follow Woods to the green chanting "U-S-A" and "Tiger, Tiger" after his approach found a bunker on the edge of the green.

Justin Rose, despite a final-round 73 that dropped him out of contention for the Tour Championship, birdied the last hole to capture the FedEx Cup and a $10 million bonus.

Woods considered himself lucky to play in December of 2017 at the Hero World Challenge after undergoing a spinal fusion.

Rory McIlroy is in the final group with Woods and went the other direction. "United States of America!" in anticipation of the upcoming Ryder Cup.

In March, Woods played a meaningful Sunday round when he finished tied for second at the Valspar Championship.

"It was just a grind out there but I loved every minute of it", Woods said.

He had flirted with victory several times this year, mounting thrilling late charges that enraptured galleries but ultimately fizzled. But by the end of the tournament, Woods' odds had been trimmed to 9-1, ahead of Spieth's, at the Westgate SuperBook in Las Vegas.

You really need to see it to believe it. However, it was a struggle from the start for the - now former - world No. 1. It is his 80th victory on the PGA Tour, but his first since the 2013 Bridgestone Invitational.

Via Golfweek, Woods stated, "It's certainly up there with obviously all the major championships I've won, Players, World Golf Championships".

"The pain he had to endure, the things he had to do just to play and just how hard it was for him to walk, and he ended up walking 36 holes (in one day) and winning a US Open".

It is the second consecutive year the Tour Championship victor did not also win the FedEx Cup. 15 and 16 conspired with Horschel's closing birdie to whittle off 60 percent of the five-shot lead. It was Johnson who unveiled red shirts at the Ryder Cup two years ago in the team room that said "Make Tiger Great Again".

Woods now goes to France, where he'll play in the Ryder Cup with the rest of his USA teammates.

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