Punter scores record win on Tiger Woods' Masters victory

Punter scores record win on Tiger Woods' Masters victory

Punter scores record win on Tiger Woods' Masters victory

Woods completed a miracle comeback from back surgery and a turbulent period in his personal life to return to the summit of the sport at Augusta National, claiming his 15th major title, 11 years after his previous triumph.

Sunday's victory by Tiger was massive in more ways than one.

A gritty two-under 70 clinched a one-shot victory over Dustin Johnson, Brooks Keopka and Xander Schauffele earning the 43-year-old a 15th major title that many thought would never come and instantly renewed talk of a run at Jack Nicklaus's record of 18.

"I was just trying to plod my way around all day". I know that I made a few mistakes the last couple tournaments, but it just felt like it was there.

"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".

Due to an ominous weather forecast, golfers will go off from the first and 10th tees in threesomes and Koepka will be followed around the course by the final grouping of Molinari, Tiger Woods and Tony Finau.

Professionally, it's an impressive comeback for sure after Woods' was forced to undergo surgeries for back and leg injuries that almost ended his career.

He ended last season by winning the Tour Championship and showed signs of a breakthrough at the majors by being a title contender at last year's British Open, where he led in the final round, and PGA Championship, where he finished runner-up.

After battling to overhaul 54-hole leader Francesco Molinari of Italy, Woods birdied the par-5 13 to join a lead pack of five at 12-under.

Lurking one shot further back is two-times defending U.S. Open champion Brooks Koepka, who will head off in the company of Webb Simpson and Englishman Ian Poulter, both four off the pace. I am so happy for him and for the game of golf.

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