Golf Fans Rejoice As Tiger Woods Ends Drought, Wins Tour Championship

Tiger Woods of the United States poses with the trophy after winning the TOUR Championship at East Lake Golf Club

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Swarm: The gallery engulfs Woods as he and Rory McIlroy walk up the 18th hole.

Before Sunday's final round at the Tour Championship, Justin Rose already had won two PGA Tour events this season, earned 10 top-10 finishes and collected more than $7.7 million in prize money.

Golf greats took the opportunity to congratulate Woods on a win many thought would never come.

Many golf fans received the moment they had waited on for so long - the comeback by Tiger Woods which capped his return to golf dominance has officially arrive.

"I was having a hard time not crying coming up the last hole", Woods said in a greenside interview. I hadn't won any tournaments that they can remember so I think this will be a little bit different for them.

Getty Tiger Woods' play at the 2018 Tour Championship was exceptional.

It was a day that many thought might never happen again after Woods underwent spinal fusion surgery in April previous year and was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence the following month when he was found asleep at the wheel of his vehicle.

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In April 2017, he had his third surgery in 19 months to try and cure pain in his back and leg. So, I was beyond playing. "Am I going to be able to sit, stand, walk, lay down, without feeling the pain that I was in?" The players who have turns at No. 1 during his absence caught the full brunt of Woods in control.

2016 - In September announces that he hopes to make his competitive return to golf at the PGA Tour's October 13-16 Safeway Open in Napa, California.

After he hit his second shot to the par-5 18th safely in a bunker in front of the green, the crowd came through the ropes and followed behind in a chaotic celebration. Woods said he heard it but didn't see it as he didn't turn around. It is his 80th victory on the PGA Tour, but his first since the 2013 Bridgestone Invitational.

But this weekend he looked like the golfer who was ranked No. 1 in the world for a record 683 weeks, has won 14 major titles (second only to Jack Nicklaus with 18) and who has won the FedEx Cup twice. Up next, Woods will compete for the U.S. team in the Ryder Cup in France, beginning on September 28.

He did have time, however, to remember his father and earliest mentor Earl, who died in 2006. "My hands are good enough, and I just didn't know if I could piece together a golf swing".

"It's been an unbelievable season from beginning to end".

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