Tiger Woods wins Masters to complete historic comeback

Tiger Woods has competed one of sport’s greatest ever comebacks after winning his first major title in 11 years at The Masters.

The golf superstar, 43, last won a major at the 2008 US Open before his career was threatened by injury and personal problems.

He now has 15 major titles – just three behind Jack Nicklaus’ all-time record of 18.

Woods celebrates his historic win
Image: Woods celebrates his historic win

An emotional Woods hugged his girlfriend Erica Herman, daughter Sam, 11, and son Charlie, nine, following his historic win.

It is his fifth Masters title – his first since 2005 – and the first time Woods has ever come from behind on the final day to win a major championship.

Tiger Woods and his family following his win
Image: Woods celebrates with his family following his win

After his victory, Woods described his achievement as “overwhelming” and said it was “one of the hardest I’ve ever had to win”.

Woods took a self-imposed hiatus from golf from December 2009 to early April 2010 in attempt to resolve marital issues with his then wife Elin Nordegren.

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Tiger Woods at the 2019 Masters
Image: Tiger Woods has won The Masters 2019

It came after Woods was accused of a string of extramarital affairs by several women. The couple eventually divorced.

After years as golf’s number one player, his ranking fell to as low as 1,199 in the world at one point after having four surgeries on his back.

US President Donald Trump was among those hailing Woods’ victory as he tweeted: “Congratulations to @TigerWoods, a truly Great Champion!”

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Source: SKY NEWS

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