An emotional Tiger Woods completed an astonishing comeback to win the season-ending Tour Championship by two shots and record his first win in five years.
The 42-year-old’s victory in Atlanta was his 80th PGA Tour title – only fellow American Sam Snead has more – but his first since August 2013.
Less than a year ago he was 1,199 in the world after spinal fusion surgery – the latest of multiple operations.
Tiger Woods wins for the first time since 2013.
Never a doubt. pic.twitter.com/JY4i6XuhRV
— Skratch (@Skratch) September 23, 2018
“I was having a hard time not crying on that last hole,” Woods said.
“I just can’t believe I’ve pulled this off.”
That’s what Tiger Woods is to golf. pic.twitter.com/s37emeDJrk
— Ches (@jesang_) September 24, 2018
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.