We all love a great comeback story and Tiger Woods provide just that on Sunday afternoon. Woods’ long wait to win a PGA Tour event finally came to an end on Sunday with his first-place finish at the Tour Championship in Atlanta.
Tiger had led all weekend, but it didn’t actually set in for the golf legend until his title-clinching par.
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The huge crowd that gathered around the 18th hole to watch Woods snag his first win since August 2013 fazed the formerly unflappable golfer, who has had several down years after undergoing multiple back surgeries.
“I was having a hard time not crying on that last hole,” he explained in an interview with NBC. “I said, ‘Hey, I could still hit this thing out of bounds. Let’s just suck it up and hit some shots here.’”
Since 2013, Woods has been more known for scandal than the incredible victories that made him almost unquestionably the greatest golfer of his generation. After a few very public dissolved relationships and a DUI arrest that became a meme, it looked like Woods might never again see his name at the top of a leaderboard.
With the 2018 Woods is having, expect him to be an early front-runner for most of 2019. Tiger is back and that is great for all sports.