Tiger Woods wins Tour Championship

Tyler Owen
September 25, 2018

This was Woods' 80th win of his career, which is two short of Sam Snead's career tour record, as The Times noted.

Woods, who finished with an 11-under-par aggregate 269, raised his arms in delight after the victory, with several thousand fans ringing the green roaring their appreciation.

"I knew I had to birdie one of the last two", Rose said.

It was an emotional finale to a year which saw Woods return to the highest level after he had once feared he may never play golf again.

"He's played such good golf all year that it is just not surprising", Mickelson said. "Loved every bit of it". The fight, the grind, the tough conditions.

Two weeks before the Tour Championship, Rose had climbed to No. 1 in the Official World Golf Ranking after his playoff loss in the BMW Championship, but Johnson reclaimed the top spot by a slim margin with his Sunday surge in Atlanta.

'To be able to have shared what I did with them at The Open this year, I had a chance, I had the lead.

Beaming as he was presented with a trophy after the win, Woods said, "It started hitting me that I was going to win the tournament, and I started to tear up a bit" - and that caused the crowd behind him to go wild.

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"I knew I didn't want a 3-footer around that cup, that's for sure", Rose said. I couldn't have done it without the help of all the people around me.

I've got a bunch of guys behind me who are playing well. They wanted to see their man obviously pick this up, as well.

The nines were reversed for the Tour Championship starting in 2016, and under the previous routing, the 18th hole was a long par 3 that is now the ninth hole.

Wood's last tournament victory came 1875 days ago in August 2013 in the WGC Bridgestone Invitational.

He won five times in 2013, but injuries cost him the best part of five years.

"My body was a wreck", recalled Woods, who hoped the operation would alleviate debilitating back and leg pain.

But he steadied the ship with a dogged par on the 17th and then closed out the win with a par on 18.

"A bogey at No. 16 put me behind the eight ball. The up and down at 17 was huge", added Woods, who was flying to Paris later Sunday with the U.S. team for week's Ryder Cup.

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