Tiger Woods completes greatest comeback in golf at Augusta National

Tiger Woods completes greatest comeback in golf at Augusta National

Tiger Woods completed the greatest ever comeback in the history of golf after winning his 15th major title at Augusta National last weekend.

Having gone eleven years without silverware - owing to injuries and personal issues the American golfer beats Xander Schauffele with just one point to win the prestigious prize.

The 43-year-old closed the game with a 2-under 70 for a one-shot victory to spark up emotions from his fans across the globe.

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Woods celebrated the victory with his mother and his children, Sam and Charlie, before being adorned with the green jacket.

Dustin Johnson, Brooks Koepka and Schauffele all finished just one point behind Woods while Tony Finau completed the top five with two points short of the winner.

43-year-old Woods, however, needs three more major titles to equal the record set by 79-year-old Jack Nicklaus.

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Sunday's victory was Woods' 81st victory on the PGA Tour, one title away from the career record held by Sam Snead.

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After his victory, Tiger Woods thanked his family and friends for their support all through his trying times. Woods tweeted after his triumph at Augusta National:

"I can’t thank my family, friends and fans enough for their support. Having my family by my side today is something I will never forget.
"To not only be able to play again, but to be able to win again, is something I will forever be grateful for. This jacket sure is comfortable."

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Tiger Woods won his first major title in 1997 and became the youngest golfer to win the Masters title.

His victory on Sunday has now taken his major titles tally to 15, with several other trophies in his cabinet.

Masters: 1997, 2001, 2002, 2005 and 2019

PGA Championship: 1999, 2000, 2006 and 2007

US Open: 2000, 2002 and 2008

Open: 2000, 2005 and 2006

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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