Tiger Woods is back, and golf is better for it

Tiger Woods is back, and golf is better for it

Tiger Woods is back, and golf is better for it

Tiger Woods on Sunday claimed his first victory in more than five years, completing a two-shot win at the Tour Championship to crown a fairy-tale comeback after a almost two-year absence.

Tiger Woods won the PGA Tour Championship on Sunday in what is already being heralded as one of the greatest comebacks in sporting history. But it's an arena he's grown to embrace over the years - so much so that the team events during the last few years while he's battled his back injuries provided him a bit of a lifeline and drew him closer to the younger players while being a vice captain. But his struggles have dated back to the highly public unraveling of his marriage and private life almost nine years ago.

The 42-year-old, 14-time major victor reasserted his status as the best frontrunner in the history of the sport, leading throughout the final round for a 1-over 71 to finish at 11-under-par 269 for a two-shot victory over Billy Horschel.

"I spent 25 years playing professional golf with Tiger Woods on the scene, and any time he does anything great, that's a story".

Woods walked off to a big kiss from girlfriend Erica Herman and a hug from agent Mark Steinberg as security tried to keep the frenzied fans at bay.

JACK NICKLAUS believes Tiger Woods still has a realistic chance of matching his record tally of 18 major championships.

After the victory, Woods was quoted saying, "I didn't know I was going to do this again", by USA Today.

In seven appearances he has won 13 and lost 17 of his 33 matches, including just half a point from four matches on his last appearance, in 2012.

"I thought it was always going to be a matter of time really, I never counted him out as long as his body holds up and clearly it has done", he said.

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While many had doubted if Woods would ever be competitive again, he sent a convincing message that he is indeed back.

Tiger Woods ended a 5-year winning drought with a resounding victory at the Tour Championship on Sunday. "It means a lot more to me now in that sense because I didn't know if I'd ever be out here playing again, doing this again".

Europe captain Thomas Bjorn says he has a good idea of the pairings he will utilise at the Ryder Cup this weekend. That was when he was regularly winning multiple times every season, compiling trophies at a rate never before seen in golf.

Earlier, overnight co-leader Woods was left to scramble on the front nine as a series of errant drives put him in hard positions, but he scrapped to stay even for the front nine and five-under overall.

"It was just a grind out there", Woods said of his final round.

"As a golf fan you have to love it".

At one stage, it looked as though Woods would add the $10 million FedEx Cup prize to his Tour Championship victory, but the cash eventually went to Justin Rose.

Woods won his first Major by 12 shots and won his last on one leg at the 2008 US Open.

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