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Biggest Comebacks: Tiger Woods wins first PGA tournament in five years

Aaron Halford
September 25, 2018 - 10:42 am

Following a tumultuous decade pervaded by injury and scandal, Tiger Woods notched his 80th career PGA win Sunday at the Tour Championship in Atlanta, ending a five-year drought. 

Woods, now age 42, put on a dominant and inspiring performance, reminiscent of the Tiger who won tournaments at an unprecedented rate in the early 2000s. Thousands of fans swarmed the 72nd hole on Sunday, erupting with joy after Woods made a putt for par to seal the victory.

After four back surgeries, a DUI including a viral mugshot, rehab and a prominent divorce, Woods admitted that he wasn’t sure if he’d ever play golf again. When Tiger reemerged onto the professional golf scene last year, nearly everybody assumed he wouldn’t be able to compete with the best golfers in the world. 

Woods teared up at the podium yesterday with a look of disbelief, as he reestablished himself as one of the world’s best golfers once again. 


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