Tiger Woods wins Masters to complete historic comeback


By David Mercer, news reporter

Tiger Woods has competed one of sport's greatest ever comebacks after winning his first major title in 11 years at The Masters.

The golf superstar, 43, last won a major at the 2008 US Open before his career was threatened by injury and personal problems.

He now has 15 major titles – just three behind Jack Nicklaus' all-time record of 18.

Image: Woods is overcome with emotion as he celebrates his historic win

An emotional Woods hugged his girlfriend Erica Herman, mother Kultida, daughter Sam, 11, and son Charlie, nine, following his historic win.

It is his fifth Masters title – his first since 2005 – and the first time Woods has ever come from behind on the final day to win a major championship.


Crowds flocked to watch Woods sink his final putt
Image: Crowds flocked to watch Woods sink his final putt
Tiger Woods and his family following his win
Image: Woods celebrates with his family

After his victory, Woods described his achievement as "overwhelming" and said it was "one of the hardest I've ever had to win".

"It's unreal for me to experience this," he said.

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AUGUSTA, GEORGIA - APRIL 14: Tiger Woods of the United States reacts as he walks off the 18th hole after winning the Masters at Augusta National Golf Club on April 14, 2019 in Augusta, Georgia. (Photo by Andrew Redington/Getty Images)
Image: Woods could not hide his emotions after securing the Masters title

"It fits!"

Tiger Woods is presented with Green Jacket for the fifth time in the Butler Cabin. 👏

Tiger Woods stormed to a blockbusting Masters victory on one of the most dramatic, and earliest, finishes in Augusta National history:

— Sky Sports Golf (@SkySportsGolf) April 14, 2019

"I couldn't be more happy and excited, I'm kind of at a loss for words.

"To have my kids there, it's come full circle. My dad was here in '97 and now I'm the dad with two kids there."

Woods took a self-imposed hiatus from golf from December 2009 to early April 2010 in an attempt to resolve marital issues with his then wife Elin Nordegren.

Tiger Woods at the Masters
Image: Woods last won a major in 2008

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