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Tiger Woods Reacts To His First PGA Tour Win Since 2013

24 September 2018

Tiger Woods, 42, won the Tour Championship at East Lake Golf Club in Atlanta, Georgia, on Sunday.

Before the final round at the PGA Tour championship in Atlanta, Tiger Woods had won 14 major championships and won 79 times on the PGA Tour.

More than five years after his last win, after four surgeries on his lower back that left him wonder if he could ever play again, Woods ended his comeback season with a dominant victory at the Tour Championship. Justin Rose, who entered the day three shots behind Woods, made a key birdie on 18 to win the FedEx Cup title - a four-tournament playoff with a $10 million prize to the victor. 'At the beginning of the year this was a tall order but I proved I could progress and put it together'. Didn't know if I'd be able to compete at this level.

Woods recovered from the spinal damage that caused long absences for him from the world of competitive golf; he was missing from the game nearly all of 2016 and 2017.

He came into the final day of the tournament - the last of four FedEx Cup play-off events - with a three-shot lead over Rose and Northern Ireland's Rory McIlroy, who faded from contention with a four-over 74 to finish on five under in tied seventh.

"Some of the people that are very close to me, they've seen what I've gone through".

He bogeyed the 10th but responded with a birdie three holes later but two consecutive bogeys from the 15th had fans nervous. "I've got a bunch of guys behind me that have been playing well and are playing well, and we'll see what happens tomorrow".

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Amid raucous scenes, with the massive gallery chanting his name as he played the final hole, he tapped in to move within two victories of Sam Snead's all-time record of 82 titles.

Rose entered the week ranked No. 2 on the FedEx Cup point list, which meant if he could win at East Lake, he automatically would win the FedEx Cup as well. Rose also struggled, falling four shots back by the turn and tied for fourth.

"Despite an influx of talented young players in recent years, golf just hasn't been the same since Woods went away, his brilliant career derailed by debilitating injuries and personal demons", wrote Paul Newberry, sports columnist for the Associated Press news agency.

"It was just a grind out there, I loved every bit of it", Woods said after the win.

"I kept saying 'Hey, I could still play this out of bounds.' But once I got the ball on the green I gave (caddie) Joey (LaCava) a high five because I knew it was done".

Woods would have won his third FedEx title if Rose had not birdied that last hole. I am pretty sure he's done both of those things this season.

Woods now goes to France, where he'll play in the Ryder Cup with the rest of his US teammates.

Tiger Woods Reacts To His First PGA Tour Win Since 2013