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Tiger Woods claims the win at the 2019 Masters

Woods returned to dominance to capture his 15th major golf title, his first in 11 years

April 14, 2019 - 2:37 pm
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Tiger Woods has completed, maybe, one of the greatest comeback stories of all-time.

For the first time in 11 years, Woods wins a major golf championship by claiming the 2019 Masters Tournament with a one-stroke win over Dustin Johnson, Brooks Koepka and Xander Schauffele at the Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Georgia.

Due to impending severe weather later in the day, the start of the final round was moved to the morning, which added a new element for the participants heading into the day. Despite the environment, spectators witnessed an exciting finish to The Masters that saw Woods capture his 15th career major championship.

The 43-year-old Woods ends his Masters Tournament with a score of 13-under par, while Johnson, Koepka and Schauffele all ended up in a three-way tie for second place at 12-under par.

Francesco Molinari entered the final round with a two-stroke lead at 13-under par, and had a three-stroke lead at one point. However, a bogey on the seventh hole allowed Woods to creep up to within a stroke. The 12th hole doomed Molinari’s chances for winning the his second major as he shot a double bogey to put him in a three-way tie for the lead with Woods and Schauffele at 11-under. 

The 15th hole would prove to be the difference as Woods took the lead with a birdie, and Molinari hit another double bogey.

It was all Woods after that as he ended up with a birdie on 16 and a par on 17 to go into the final hole with a two-shot lead. Although Woods went on to bogey the 18th hole, it was still enough for him to take home his fifth green jacket at Augusta.

It is also the first time since 2005 that Woods had won a tournament at The Masters.

Woods is now just three major championships away from tying Jack Niklaus’ record of 18 major golf championships.

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