Tuesday, 26 May, 2020


Tiger Woods ends five-year drought with Tour Championship win in Atlanta

Tiger Woods ends five-year drought with Tour Championship win in Atlanta Tiger Woods ends five-year drought with Tour Championship win in Atlanta
Noah Ferguson | 26 September, 2018, 17:51

Woods also won at East Lake in 2007, having won at Champions Golf Club in 1999.

"I believe this time Tiger Woods will be a definite asset", Europe's 2014-winning captain Paul McGinley said at the weekend.

For those watching on TV, the back nine played out like a coronation ceremony for Woods, with the gallery masses seizing every opportunity to honor the icon with much-deserved applause. "I just stuck with it out of superstition, and it worked".

"I don't have to shoot 63 or 64 and hope I get help".

After nearly a decade lost to scandal, injury and surgeries the now 42-year-old has emerged a softer version of his old self and while he has had close calls in 2018 tomorrow marks his first 54-hole lead. The crowd was wild with excitement in anticipation of the win, coming in through the ropes and walking behind him, just as it had been at his breakout win at the 1997 Masters.

The first six of those birdies came in the opening seven holes as Woods, who had been tied for the lead with Rose on seven under par, made a blistering start. Justin Rose, the newly crowned FedEx Cup Playoffs champion, embraced him in a hug.

Woods was emotional during the presentation after sealing his 80th win on the PGA Tour.

The next stop for Woods is to board a plane with the rest of his US teammates for France and the Ryder Cup. Onlookers packed three-, four- and 10-deep at the ropes, their T-shirts bearing slogans such as "The Return", and "He's Back", and "If Anyone Can", plus the familiar "Make Sunday Great Again".

"But I just think that what I've gone through and what I've dealt with, I've gotten lucky, to be honest with you".

Before Sunday's final round at the Tour Championship, Justin Rose already had won two PGA Tour events this season, earned 10 top-10 finishes and collected more than $7.7 million in prize money. "I missed that rush of going out there and trying to get a point for my team". Didn't know if I'd be able to compete at this level.

Finding a partner for Woods was always a challenge for successive USA captains for various reasons but this time, with Woods back after missing the previous two editions, there is likely to be a longer queue with their hand up than in previous years.

Woods' victory at the Tour Championship was his only title of the 2017-18 season and his first since the 2013 WGC-Bridgestone Invitational. "It was special to see them". A series of back injuries kept him from golf and on Memorial Day in 2017, Woods was arrested for DUI near his Jupiter, Florida home after he was found asleep in his auto.

Five years and four back surgeries later, the most transcendent golfer in history was on the brink of completing his comeback and securing his 80th PGA Tour title.

"I've hit hundreds of millions of putts". He tapped in a par to win it, leaned over the hole to pluck the ball out - gingerly, so as not to tweak that back - and rose both arms into the air.

Recommended

loading...
...

UK: May's cabinet 'fully behind' Brexit plan UK: May's cabinet 'fully behind' Brexit plan Earlier on Monday Brexit minister Dominic Raab said there had been a "good, healthy discussion" at the cabinet meeting.

Roku announces two new players and Google Assistant support Roku announces two new players and Google Assistant support With Roku OS 9, there'll be a boosted voice search feature that allows viewers to focus exclusively on free content. At just $99.99 MSRP, Roku's most powerful and feature-packed player gets - and sounds - even better than before.

China comes out ahead in Vatican deal China comes out ahead in Vatican deal The agreement also leaves unresolved the fate of some 30 so-called underground bishops recognized by the Vatican but not by China.

Labour Brexit divisions laid bare after Starmer speech Labour Brexit divisions laid bare after Starmer speech On Sunday, in an article for the Britain's Sunday Express newspaper, May reiterated her opposition to a new Brexit referendum. The Brexit Secretary Dominic Raab said the idea was "for the birds" and was "not going to happen".

Game in numbers: Liverpool hit rivals for six Game in numbers: Liverpool hit rivals for six Sergio Aguero made his 300th appearance for Manchester City against Cardiff , and scored his 205th goal. Klopp's side are top of the league and two points clear of the reigning champions Manchester City .

Turkey's Erdogan vows to impose secure zones east of Euphrates in Syria Turkey's Erdogan vows to impose secure zones east of Euphrates in Syria While the moderate opposition supports the deal, the terrorist groups in the region started to express their disturbance over it. But, the United Nations warned that such an offensive would lead to the "worst humanitarian catastrophe in the 21st century".

Will Smith bungee jumps out of helicopter for 50th birthday Will Smith bungee jumps out of helicopter for 50th birthday It seems leaping out of a helicopter from an absurd height is one way to knock that fear out of you. And commit he did, he was challenged by Yes theory to do the jump.

Experts keep watch on beluga whale spotted off Gravesend Experts keep watch on beluga whale spotted off Gravesend Speaking on Tuesday afternoon, he said that it had "roughly stayed in the same spot for about an hour". Another said: "Almost unbelievably, it would seem that there is now a beluga whale in the Thames".

Sentencing for Bill Cosby begins Sentencing for Bill Cosby begins Andrea Constand was one of the only women Cosby assaulted within the statue of limitations, so her case was used to take him down. Constand's parents and sister testified, recalling how traumatic her ordeal at the hands of Cosby had been for the entire family.

Jose Mourinho: 'I knew we were in trouble with Phil Jones' Jose Mourinho: 'I knew we were in trouble with Phil Jones' But Derby equalized through Harry Wilson and took the lead through Jack Marriott, after Sergio Romero was sent off for the hosts. Manchester City hammered Oxford United 3-0 at Kassam Stadium, in another third-round fixture played on Tuesday.

Vikings ordered DE Griffen undergo mental evaluation Vikings ordered DE Griffen undergo mental evaluation An officer told Tiffany Griffen that what she described wasn't enough to detain her husband for his own health and welfare. Griffen later returned home shirtless in a truck with a man who had seen him at a gas station and given him a ride.

Michael Kors has purchased Versace for $2.12 billion Michael Kors has purchased Versace for $2.12 billion It has been more than 20 years since I took over the company along with my brother Santo and daughter Allegra. Don't worry though, Donatella will continue to have creative control over Versace moving forward.

Watch Jurgen Klopp’s pre-Chelsea press conference ahead of League Cup tie Watch Jurgen Klopp’s pre-Chelsea press conference ahead of League Cup tie You can not forget Chelsea in the title race - they know how it works and that's a really good, really strong football team'. It is assumed that this competition will not be high on Klopp's list of priorities but he insisted that is not the case.

UK’s Labour open to second European Union vote with option of remaining: Starmer UK’s Labour open to second European Union  vote with option of remaining: Starmer The strong words will be worrying for Mrs May who is now exposed to a Tory backbench rebellion at the upcoming vote on the deal. Asked about the remarks later, Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn said, "Keir put that in because it's what's there in the motion".

3D Gun Advocate Accused of Sex With Minor Is Jailed in US 3D Gun Advocate Accused of Sex With Minor Is Jailed in US A self-described "crypto-anarchist", Wilson has said "governments should live in fear of their citizenry". Wilson is facing sexual assault charges in Austin, according to a statement from the US Marshals service.