#TheMasters: Tiger Woods Shines Again, Wins First Masters Since 2005
Tiger Woods stormed to a blockbusting Masters victory on one of the most dramatic, and earliest, finishes in Augusta National history.
There were raucous celebrations around the 18th green as Woods finished with a two-under-par 70 to win on 13 under, one clear of fellow Americans Dustin Johnson, Xander Schauffele and Brooks Koepka.
Fourteen years after his last Masters victory, 11 years after capturing what any believed to be his final major championship triumph, Woods is on top of the golf world, capping an unforeseen comeback at one of the most revered places in the game.
With the Green Jacket looking destined to end up on the shoulders of Francesco Molinari with seven holes remaining, the Italian faltered down the stretch and found water at 12 and 15, while Woods vaulted into a two-shot lead with three birdies in four holes from the 13th.
He is now just one behind Jack Nicklaus’ record of six wins at Augusta National and three behind his fellow American’s overall major tally of 18.
Woods became the second-oldest to win the Masters, again behind Nicklaus who was 46 when he won in 1986.
Nicklaus quickly reacted to Woods’ win on Twitter.
Woods appeared to fluff his second shot to the 18th, leaving it well short of the green and could only chip on to 14 feet, but a straightforward two-putt sealed the win.