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An emotional victory for Tiger Woods after his Tour Championship win Posted On 24 September 2018

After winning his 80th PGA Tour title on Sunday, Woods was almost teary as he now moves up the ranking table to number 13 in the world

 

Walking up the final fairway, fourteen-time world champion Tiger Woods became overwhelmed with emotion after winning his first title in five years at the Tour Championship.

At Atlanta’s East Lake, he hit a final round one-over-par 71 to secure his win and mark what is a remarkable return to the golfing elite.

Having underwent spinal fusion surgery last April, at the beginning of the year Woods admitted that he wasn’t sure of how his body would cope with the rigours of regular tournament golf. However, the legendary golfer was never in any danger of letting slip his three-shot overnight lead.

Woods told Golf Channel: “At the beginning of the year, [winning] was a tall order, but as the year progressed and I proved that I could play and I found a swing and put pieces together I knew I could do it again.”

“I was having a hard time not crying coming up the last hole. 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.

“After Rory tapped in, I started tearing up a little bit. I just can’t believe I’ve pulled this off.”

Woods went on to say: “It’s been tough. I’ve had it not so easy the last couple of years and worked my way back and couldn’t have done it without the help of everyone around me.”

“Some of the players I saw after on the 18th green knew what I was struggling with and it was really special to see them there.

Woods flew to Paris later on Sunday along with the US team for this week’s Ryder Cup, which will be live on Sky Sports.

 

Image source: pga.com

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