Tiger Woods Wins His Fifth Masters Title


Tiger Woods has captured his 15th major championship and fifth Masters title with a one-shot victory at Augusta National.

But it was the 43-year-old's first Masters title since 2005.

With Finau also carding a bogey and Koepka dropping a shot at the sixth, Molinari suddenly found himself alone at the top of the leaderboard with a three-shot advantage.

"I think we picked the right shot and just didn't hit it hard enough, as simple as that".

"I didn't do it at Tampa, I didn't do it at The Open Championship, I was a little better at the PGA, but still I didn't win. My dad was here in 97 (when he won his first Masters) and now I'm the dad with two kids there".

"It's overwhelming because what has transpired".

"I really felt that I was starting to shape the golf ball, and my putting was starting to come around".

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Woods also captured his 15th career major crown, leaving him three behind Jack Nicklaus's record 18.

"A big "well done" from me to TigerWoods!"

Molinari had played near flawless golf through the first three rounds, carding a single bogey, but on Sunday a bogey along with the two doubles during a miserable final round of two-over 74 left him two back of the victor. "This is just fantastic!"

In a final round that was played in threesomes off both tees to stay ahead of approaching thunderstorms, Woods grabbed the outright lead for the first time with a two-putt birdie at No. 15. 79-year-old Nicklaus posted on Twitter.

He stiffed his tee-shot at the par-3 16th to tap-in range for a birdie, before a regulation par on 17 allowed Woods to bogey the 72nd - and he used all five strokes on that hole.

Yesterday's man is today's Masters champion.

Woods will move to No.6 in the world rankings - less than two years after he was ranked 1,199 and contemplated retiring from golf due to ongoing back injuries.