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Tiger Woods captures fifth Masters golf title — CP NewsAlert

15 April 2019
Tiger Woods captures fifth Masters golf title — CP NewsAlert

Praise has poured in for Tiger Woods after he captured his first major since 2008 with victory at the Masters at Augusta on Sunday, capping a stunning return from injury which some have dubbed the greatest comeback ever.

It was the U.S. golfing icon's 15th major in all - and fifth win at Augusta - but the first time he has clinched one of golf's big four prizes since 2008.

A gritty two-under 70 clinched a one-shot victory over Dustin Johnson, Brooks Koepka and Xander Schauffele and earned the 43-year-old a 15th major title that many thought would never come.

A 15th major success was secured in sensational fashion on Sunday as Woods overhauled Francesco Molinari's two-shot overnight lead to prevail by one stroke.

The victory also marked the first time Woods had reached the winner's circle at major without leading after 54 holes.

As is tradition, last year's champion, Patrick Reed, put the jacket on Ryder Cup team-mate Woods and uttered "Yea buddy!" as he did so.

Tiger Woods has won a fifth Masters.

They say the Masters starts on the second nine on Sunday, and this year didn't disappoint, especially with the arrival of the promised rain.

The 12th hole has ruined many a challenge over the year, and incredibly four of the last five players found the water.