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SportsWith Masters victory, Tiger knows he can 'win majors now'

20:21  15 april  2019
20:21  15 april  2019 Source:   thescore.com

Someone bet $85K on Tiger to win Masters

Someone bet $85K on Tiger to win Masters One bettor is apparently feeling very confident that Tiger Woods will take home his fifth green jacket this week. The unidentified person placed an $85,000 wager on Woods to win the 2019 Masters at 14-1 odds, according to The Associated Press. Woods last won the tournament in 2005. The bet, which was made Tuesday at a William Hill sportsbook in Las Vegas, will pay out $1.19 million if Woods wins - the company's largest liability ever for a single golf wager in the United States. William Hill's director of trading, Nick Bogdanovich, told Stephen Hennessey of Golf Digest that he thought the bettor made a mistake at first.

The triumph was the first major victory for Woods when he did not lead after 54 holes, having started the day two adrift of reigning British Open champion " Now I know why I'm balding. This stuff is hard." One shy of Snead's mark Woods, one shy of matching Nicklaus for the most career Masters wins

He announces he 'll miss the Masters for the first time and won 't return to golf until the summer. Sept. 16, 2015 - He undergoes a second back surgery to remove a disc fragment that was pinching a nerve. With Masters victory , Tiger knows he can ' win majors now '.

With Masters victory, Tiger knows he can 'win majors now'© Kevin C. Cox / Getty Images Sport / Getty

Tiger Woods claimed his 15th career major and fifth green jacket Sunday, a win that moves him one step closer to Jack Nicklaus' all-time record of 18.

Catching Jack seemed unattainable for a long time, as Tiger's career had been sidetracked by one serious injury after another since winning his last major at the 2008 U.S Open. But after defeating a star-studded field with the game's biggest names littering the leaderboard beneath him, Tiger learned a valuable lesson that could lead to even more captivating major championships.

"I can win majors now," he said during his post-victory press conference, grinning ear-to-ear while wearing his newest green jacket.

Tiger starts strong with 2-under 70 at the Masters

Tiger starts strong with 2-under 70 at the Masters Tiger Woods carded a 2-under 70 in Round 1 of the Masters to get off to a strong start in his hunt for a fifth green jacket. 

Butch Harmon praises Tiger Woods for returning to the major winner’s circle at the Masters and explains why his Augusta victory could be his You're looking at a man who was in complete control of what he knows how to do. Last year he was close to being back but now he 's definitely back, so

Winning a fifth Masters title, and his first since 2005, cemented a fairytale comeback to the pinnacle Right now it's a little soon. I'm just enjoying 15," Woods said. "I don't know if he 's worried or not. The triumph was the first major victory for Woods when he did not lead after 54 holes, having started the

"My last three major championships have been pretty good," he added. "So that in itself gives me a lot of confidence going down the road."

Woods finished runner-up in the 2018 PGA Championship and held the lead during the final round of The Open.

However, Tiger's first valuable lesson in his journey back to the top was his win at the 2018 Tour Championship, a victory that opened the door to what unfolded Sunday at Augusta National.

"The win at East Lake was a big confidence booster for me because I'd come close last year a couple of times, but you still need to cross the finish line," Woods said.

And now that he's crossed the finish line twice since his last PGA Tour win in 2013, Tiger can turn his attention to the season's remaining majors.

Tiger takes home over $2M for Masters win

Tiger takes home over $2M for Masters win Tiger Woods will be leaving Augusta National on Sunday with more than just the green jacket, as the five-time champion will receive over $2 million for his latest victory. The total prize pool for this year's event was $11.5 million, with Woods claiming $2,070,000 for his one-stroke victory. It's quite the difference from the first time the 43-year-old won the Masters, as the prize for his 1997 title was $486,000. Dustin Johnson, Brooks Koepka, and Xander Schauffele will each net $856,667 for their three-way tie for second, while Jason Day, Tony Finau, Francesco Molinari, and Webb Simpson are $403,938 richer after sharing fifth place. Here are the top 10 payouts: 1.

Tiger Woods following his Masters victory (Getty Images). Woods is now three short of Jack Nicklaus' record haul of 18 majors . Two of Omnisport's golf experts Tiger , beaten down by a series of agonizing back injuries, himself admitted in late 2017 that he did not know if he would play again

Winning a fifth Masters title, and his first since 2005, cemented a fairytale comeback to the pinnacle Right now it's a little soon. I'm just enjoying 15," Woods said. "I don't know if he 's worried or not. The triumph was the first major victory for Woods when he did not lead after 54 holes, having started the

No. 16 could come sooner rather than later for Woods, as the next two major championships will be contested at venues he's won at in the past, with Bethpage Black hosting the PGA Championship in May and the U.S. Open heading to Pebble Beach in June.

As for Tiger's chances of reaching 18 majors after his latest Masters win, Nicklaus said, "He's got me shaking in my boots."

Tiger's officially back ... and he's coming for Jack.

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Masters win still hasn't sunk in for Tiger.
Nearly two weeks after Tiger Woods defied all odds with his fifth Masters win, the accomplishment still hasn't sunk it for the now 15-time major champion. "It's hard to believe," Tiger said in an interview with GolfTV's Henni Zuel. "I couldn't believe I won the tournament. It really hasn't sunk in." Tiger admits to doing very little since his triumph at Augusta National, mainly spending time at home with his kids and having a couple of dinners with close friends, but he said he reminds himself of the win with a glance at his couch.

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