Tiger Woods a winner again for 1st time since 2013

Jose Verdugo
Setiembre 24, 2018

Following the win, Woods said, "It was just a grind out there, and I loved every minute out there". He is now just two PGA Tour wins behind Sam Snead, reports ESPN.

Amid the excitement, it was easy to forget current world No. 1, Justin Rose, had birdied the 18th hole to finish tied for fourth place and secure the FedEx Cup - which serves as the finale to the PGA Tour season - as well as a check for $10 million.

Sunday will be the first ever time Woods and McIlroy play in the final group on the PGA Tour. It's a golf course that's very easy to make bogeys, and it's hard to make birdies. Bogeys at 10, 15 and 16 were partly offset by a birdie at 13 but such was the magnitude of his lead, the former world number one still held a two-shot advantage over runner-up Billy Horschel on the 18th tee and finished off with a par.

Rose had said it was a bit more unknown, and "there's a lot on it for him" as well as everyone else.

Tiger Woods is back.

If we're being honest, who thought they would ever see Woods win another golf tournament when he was seen on that Florida dash-cam video on Memorial Day weekend in 2017, so stoned on pharmaceutical painkillers that he was incoherent and unable to walk a straight line for the officers who discovered him slumped over his Mercedes steering wheel on the side of the road with the vehicle running? "Once I got the ball on the green I gave Joey a high-five because it was done".

"It's obviously exciting for the tournament, it's exciting for golf in general that he's up there, but all I can do is concentrate on myself".

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All that was left was the 42-year-old Woods in that Sunday red shirt blazing brighter than ever and a smile he couldn't shake walking up to collect another trophy.

Was anything different having gone more than five years without winning?

With the victory, Woods takes home a cool $1.6 million in prize money.

Woods had never lost when leading by three shots or more going into the final round.

Watch coverage of the final round of the Tour Championship on Sunday from 5pm on Sky Sports Golf and 7pm on Sky Sports Main Event.

Fans chanted "Tiger" throughout and went wild when he finally got the ball in the hole.

Victory for Woods would cap a fine return to the top level this year following spinal fusion surgery in April 2017.

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