He’s back! Tiger Woods breaks 11-year drought to win Masters

TIGER WOODS has completed one of the greatest sporting comebacks of all time, to claim his fifth Masters title at Augusta National.

The former World No.1 golfer started the final round two shots behind the lead, before surging ahead to finish 13-under-par (275) total to snatch the prestigious green jacket by one-stroke.

Dustin Johnson (68), Xander Schauffele (68) and Brooks Koepka (70) tied second one shot behind.


Queensland golfer Jason Day (67) was tied fifth at 11 under alongside 54-hole leader Francesco Molinari, Webb Simpson (70) and Tony Finau (72).


An emotional Woods, who won his first Masters in 1997 before going on to win another three, along with 10 other major championships by 2008, said his career had come full circle.


“To have my kids there, it’s come full circle; my dad was here (when I won) in 1997 and now I’m the dad with two kids here,” he said while being presented with the green jacket.

“It’s overwhelming because what has transpired… I’m at a loss for words really.”


What has transpired includes a shocking fall from grace, a marriage breakdown and countless surgeries.

Now aged 43, Woods has become the oldest champion at Augusta since Jack Nicklaus, 46, claimed his sixth and final Masters in 1986. He is also now just three shy of Nicklaus’ all-time record 18 major crowns.

Nicklaus, along with a host of other celebrities, took to social media to congratulate Woods.