Thursday, 25 April, 2019


The Twitter world goes wild about Tiger Woods’ fifth Masters win

Masters 2019: Tiger Woods claims 5th US Masters title WATCH: The putt that sealed Tiger Woods' Masters win
Noah Ferguson | 15 April, 2019, 04:56

Coming up 18 it was just trying to make a five.

Woods' 13-under 275 saw him finish the day one shot clear of Dustin Johnson, Xander Schauffele and Brooks Koepka, with Molinari a further shot back on 11 under.

However, dressed in his traditional final-round red shirt, Woods emerged from a back-nine showdown with two-time major victor Molinari to win his fifth Masters title and 15th major of a storied career that moves him three behind Jack Nicklaus' record haul of 18.

A major betting firm has taken a major hit after a gambler bet big on Tiger Woods winning the Masters.

"And I just kept telling myself to miss the ball in the correct spots, and I did, time and time again". Woods last won at Augusta in 2005, while Gary Player had 13 years between his 1961 and 1974 wins.

"My mum was here and she was here in 97 as well".

It's the first time Woods has won a major when he didn't hold the 54-hole lead, and sets a new record for the longest gap between Masters victories.

Professionally, it's an impressive comeback for sure after Woods' was forced to undergo surgeries for back and leg injuries that almost ended his career.

Clinging to a two-stroke lead through 11 holes following a scrappy first nine Molinari was concerned his 9-iron at the 155-yard 12 hole could get caught by a gust. From the sex scandal that ended his marriage, to the four back operations that culminated in a spinal fusion two years ago, he has made headlines for all the wrong reasons.

In an exciting conclusion to what is considered Golf's top tournament, Woods trailed by two shots but produced the goods to win his fifth Green Jacket.

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