Tiger Wins Tour Championship
Atlanta, Ga- Five years and four back surgeries after winning his 79th PGA Tour title at the World Golf Championships-Bridgestone Invitational in 2013. Tiger Woods secured No. 80 on Sunday by capturing the Tour Championship at historic East Lake Golf Club.
He closed with a 1-over-par 71 to finish at 11-under 269, two strokes better than Billy Horschel. Woods previously won the tournament in 1999 at the Champions Club in Houston and in 2007 at East Lake.
“I just can’t believe I pulled this off,” Woods said after capping one of the greatest turnarounds in sports history. “It’s been tough. I’ve had a not so easy last two years.”
Indeed, it has been a journey not just as a golfer but as a patient, as a dad.
A year ago, walking was a chore and competitive golf a distant dream. Playing with his kids and regaining quality of life were his top priorities.
Woods underwent spinal fusion surgery last April and it changed his life.
My congratulations to @TigerWoods on winning the @playofffinale! I am very happy for him and extremely proud of him. Tiger has worked very hard to get to this place, and has played very well all season. @PGATOUR
— Jack Nicklaus (@jacknicklaus) September 23, 2018
Woods’ first PGA Tour win came in 1996.
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