Woods wins Masters to claim first major in 11 years

Woods wins Masters to claim first major in 11 years

Woods wins Masters to claim first major in 11 years

"At the previous champions dinner I was really struggling and missed a couple of years playing in this great tournament and now be champion with 22 years between the wins".

William Hill have had to shell out after Tiger Woods' shock, which is his first major championship victory in more than a decade.

In a rollercoaster final round, which at one stage had five co-leaders, Woods held his nerve to come through for a final round of 70 to finish on 13-under, one clear of Dustin Johnson, Xander Schauffele and Brooks Koepka.

A USA gambler was probably as excited as Tiger Woods over his victory at the Masters. "My dad was here in 1997 and now I'm the dad with two kids there".

"It's overwhelming. Because of what transpired past year - I was lucky to be playing again".

Not since the 2008 U.S. Open had Woods hoisted a major trophy and the last of his four Augusta titles came in 2005. 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.

Woods, meanwhile, shook off any lingering effects of back-to-back bogeys with a tap in birdie to slice Molinari's advantage to a single stroke. His drive at 11 did likewise, although a superb recovery allowed him to save par.

"Then I was trying to get a five on the last [hole]".

The 43-year-old Woods started Sunday's final round joint second with fellow American Tony Finau, while Molinari was the man to catch, starting the day at 13-under 203.

Patrick Cantlay found his name at the top of the leaderboard before promptly making bogeys at 16 and 17 to fall out of contention, while all the time Woods marched serenely on, his victory sure to spark debate about the greatest sporting comebacks of all time.

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