Tiger Woods completed one of the greatest comebacks in sporting history to win an emotional 15th Major Championship at the Masters Tournament.

The American last won one of golf’s big four events at the U.S. Open 11 years ago and since then has undergone numerous back surgeries, falling to 1,199th in the Official World Golf Ranking just 17 months ago.

A return to fitness brought a stunning 2018 with top tens in The Open Championship and US PGA Championship, and a closing 70 at Augusta National Golf Club secured a fifth Green Jacket at the scene where he burst onto the world stage in 1997.

Woods’ record 12 shot victory 22 years ago set in motion a remarkable run of dominance at the top of the game, and the 43 year old will now once again have his sights set on Jack Nicklaus’ record of 18 Major Championships.

Wild celebrations followed a bogey on the last which moved him to 13 under, a shot clear of countrymen Dustin Johnson, Brooks Koepka and Xander Schauffele.

Overnight leader Francesco Molinari had been right in the mix before finding water twice on the back nine, and the Race to Dubai Champion finished at 11 under alongside Australian Jason Day and Americans Tony Finau and Webb Simpson.

This is the first time Woods has come from behind after 54 holes to win a Major and he becomes just the second player after Nicklaus to win the Masters in three different decades, and to win Major Championships 20 or more years apart.

More to follow.

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