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Golf: Tiger Woods wins Masters to claim first major in 11 years

Updated : April 15, 2019 11:48 AM IST

Tiger Woods completed one of sport's greatest comebacks to end an 11-year major title drought at the Masters on Sunday by claiming a fifth Green Jacket.

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

Not since the 2008 US Open had Woods hoisted a major trophy and the last of his four Augusta titles came in 2005.

But after a beaming Woods slipped on his fifth Green Jacket, he will be aware that Sunday's win has brought him tantalisingly close to another Nicklaus record - that of six Augusta titles.

The victory also marked the first time Woods had reached the winner's circle at major without leading after 54 holes and broke Gary Player's record (13 years) for the longest gap between Masters wins.

It also gave him 81 PGA Tour titles, one away from the career record held by Sam Snead.

Golf - Masters - Augusta National Golf Club - Augusta, Georgia, US - April 14, 2019. Tiger Woods of the US and Francesco Molinari of Italy on the 15th green during final round play. (Reuters)
Golf - Masters - Augusta National Golf Club - Augusta, Georgia, US - April 14, 2019. Tiger Woods of the US and Francesco Molinari of Italy on the 15th green during final round play. (Reuters)
Golf - Masters - Augusta National Golf Club - Augusta, Georgia, US - April 14, 2019. Tiger Woods of the US in action on the 14th hole during final round play. (Reuters)
Golf - Masters - Augusta National Golf Club - Augusta, Georgia, US - April 14, 2019. Tiger Woods of the US in action on the 14th hole during final round play. (Reuters)
Golf - Masters - Augusta National Golf Club - Augusta, Georgia, US - April 14, 2019 - Tiger Woods of the US celebrates on the 18th hole after winning the 2019 Masters. (Reuters)
Golf - Masters - Augusta National Golf Club - Augusta, Georgia, US - April 14, 2019 - Tiger Woods of the US celebrates on the 18th hole after winning the 2019 Masters. (Reuters)
Golf - Masters - Augusta National Golf Club - Augusta, Georgia, US - April 14, 2019. Tiger Woods of the US celebrates on the 18th hole to win the 2019 Masters. (Reuters)
Golf - Masters - Augusta National Golf Club - Augusta, Georgia, US - April 14, 2019. Tiger Woods of the US celebrates on the 18th hole to win the 2019 Masters. (Reuters)
Golf - Masters - Augusta National Golf Club - Augusta, Georgia, US - April 14, 2019 - Tiger Woods' family, daughter Sam Alexis, son Charlie Axel, mother Kultida woods (L) and girlfriend Erica Herman, smile has he approaches them after he won the 2019 Masters. (Reuters)
Golf - Masters - Augusta National Golf Club - Augusta, Georgia, US - April 14, 2019 - Tiger Woods' family, daughter Sam Alexis, son Charlie Axel, mother Kultida woods (L) and girlfriend Erica Herman, smile has he approaches them after he won the 2019 Masters. (Reuters)
Golf - Masters - Augusta National Golf Club - Augusta, Georgia, US - April 14, 2019. Tiger Woods of the US celebrates on the 18th hole to win the 2019 Masters. (Reuters)
Golf - Masters - Augusta National Golf Club - Augusta, Georgia, US - April 14, 2019. Tiger Woods of the US celebrates on the 18th hole to win the 2019 Masters. (Reuters)
Golf - Masters - Augusta National Golf Club - Augusta, Georgia, US - April 14, 2019. Tiger Woods of the US shakes hands with last year's champion Patrick Reed of the US as he is presented with his green jacket after winning the 2019 Masters. (Reuters)
Golf - Masters - Augusta National Golf Club - Augusta, Georgia, US - April 14, 2019. Tiger Woods of the US shakes hands with last year's champion Patrick Reed of the US as he is presented with his green jacket after winning the 2019 Masters. (Reuters)
Golf - Masters - Augusta National Golf Club - Augusta, Georgia, US - April 14, 2019. Tiger Woods of the US celebrates with his green jacket and trophy after winning the 2019 Masters. (Reuters)
Golf - Masters - Augusta National Golf Club - Augusta, Georgia, US - April 14, 2019. Tiger Woods of the US celebrates with his green jacket and trophy after winning the 2019 Masters. (Reuters)
Golf - Masters - Augusta National Golf Club - Augusta, Georgia, US - April 14, 2019 - Tiger Woods of the US celebrates on the 18th hole after winning the 2019 Masters. (Reuters)
Golf - Masters - Augusta National Golf Club - Augusta, Georgia, US - April 14, 2019 - Tiger Woods of the US celebrates on the 18th hole after winning the 2019 Masters. (Reuters)
Golf - Masters - Augusta National Golf Club - Augusta, Georgia, US - April 14, 2019 - Patrick Reed places the green jacket on Tiger Woods of the US after Woods won the 2019 Masters. (Reuters)
Golf - Masters - Augusta National Golf Club - Augusta, Georgia, US - April 14, 2019 - Patrick Reed places the green jacket on Tiger Woods of the US after Woods won the 2019 Masters. (Reuters)
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