In a spectacular return to past glory, Tiger Woods won the Masters, his first major victory in more than a decade.
Woods won his fifth green jacket, with impressive fans on Sunday as he advanced during the fourth round of the tournament in Augusta, Georgia. Francesco Molinari entered the last day of the Masters at the front, with Woods tied for second place two shots back. On the 18th hole, Woods had an advantage of two strokes. This was the first tournament that Woods won after not having the lead or co-leader in 54 holes.
Woods, 43, previously won the Masters in 1997, 2001, 2002 and 2005, but had not won a championship in nearly 11 years. With his last victory, he has 15 major titles under his belt, placing three main titles behind record holder Jack Nicklaus, who is 18.
In the years since his previous Masters victory in 2005, he underwent multiple surgeries, including on his back, he experienced the death of his father, Earl Woods, in 2006, his marriage became a sensationalistic forage in 2009 and he divorced , and was arrested for a DUI in 2017. In 2017, he also underwent his fourth back surgery, a spinal fusion, to relieve pain in the back and leg. Last month, he also retired from the Arnold Palmer Invitational due to neck distention.
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