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SportTiger turns back clock to win Masters for first major since 2008

21:40  14 april  2019
21:40  14 april  2019 Source:   ap.org

Masters 2019: Brooks Koepka says everyone would love to stop Tiger Woods from winning another major

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He became the youngest to win a fourth major championship, breaking the mark held by Nicklaus (25 years, 80 days at the 1965 Masters ). In 2006, Woods became the first player to win the Open Championship in back -to- back years since Tom Watson in 1982–83.

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Tiger turns back clock to win Masters for first major since 2008© REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson Golf - Masters - Augusta National Golf Club - Augusta, Georgia, U.S. - April 14, 2019 - Tiger Woods of the U.S. on the 8th hole during final round play. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

The comeback is complete. Tiger Woods has his fifth Masters title.

The 43-year-old Woods shot a 2-under 70 for one-stroke victory Sunday and his 15th major championship. But it was his first since the 2008 U.S. Open, capping a remarkable recovery from debilitating injuries and embarrassing personal problems.

Woods showed he still had the game to compete with the world's best when he triumphed in last year's Tour Championship, his first victory of any kind since 2013.

Masters 2019: Tiger Woods' win at Tour Championship let him know he could win again

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TIGER WOODS heads into the 2019 Masters aiming to win his first major since 2008 and Andy North has told Express Sport why this could be his year. And North points to how Woods entered the Masters in previous years in which he won as evidence that 2019 could see him pull on the famous

Aside from Tiger Woods, who has won consecutive majors three times (2000, 2002, and 2006), Harrington was the first golfer to win two majors in the same year since Mark O'Meara "Harrington turns back the clock to fuel burning Ryder ambitions". Irish Independent. Retrieved 24 October 2016.

Now, he's back on top with his first green jacket at Augusta National since 2005.

In a final round that was played in threesomes off both tees to stay ahead of approaching thunderstorms, Woods grabbed the outright lead for the first time with a two-putt birdie at No. 15.

Then, with Olympic champion Michael Phelps standing behind him on the tee at the par-3 16th, Woods wrapped things up by sticking an 8-iron within 2 feet of the cup for another birdie and a two-stroke lead.

Francesco Molinari began the day with a two-shot advantage over Woods and Tony Finau. But the Italian self-destructed on the back side, dunking two balls in the water on the way to double-bogeys at the 12th and 15th holes.

This is the first time Woods has ever come from behind on the final day to win a major championship, leaving him three behind Jack Nicklaus' record of 18 major titles.

Empire State Building lit up green to honor Tiger's Masters win

Empire State Building lit up green to honor Tiger's Masters win Monday night in New York City, the Empire State Building was lit up Masters green with a giant red No. 5 to commemorate Tiger Woods’ fifth win at Augusta National. Green, with a dash of red. Can you dig it? pic.twitter.com/gg6Apjz5OV— Tiger Tracker (@GCTigerTracker) April 16, 2019 Woods is skipping the late night talk show media tour that has become tradition for most Masters champs in recent years, but even though he won't physically be in the Big Apple, it appears his presence will be felt far and wide across the city anyway.

TIGER WOODS is facing a 'critical' year in terms of majors as they're all courses that he could and should be at the very least be challenging on, according to Andy North. All eyes will be on Tiger Woods this week as he heads into Augusta looking to win his first major since 2008 .

It turns out it wasn’t to be in the PGA Championship on Sunday, either. But maybe it was enough to see Tiger Woods turn back the clock and make a serious run at his first victory in a major since 2008 . “I didn’t think he had a hope in hell of winning a major again,” Nick Faldo admitted on CBS

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