CP NewsAlert: Tiger Woods captures fifth Masters golf title

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The victory also marked the first time Woods had reached the winner's circle at major without leading after 54 holes.

Two years ago he didn't know if he would play golf again, now Tiger Woods has ended an 11 year major drought to claim his fifth US Masters title after an incredible final round at Augusta.

"They were at the Open past year when I had the lead, made a few mistakes, and cost myself a chance to win".

Woods came alive on the second nine with birdies at 13, 15 and 16, while his main rivals found trouble, leaving the 43-year-old to claim a fifth Masters title, and 15th major victory that seemed so improbable for so long. Tiger Woods and his son embraced for a heartwarming moment after his big win. Tiger has two children, Sam, 12, and Charlie, with his 39-year-old ex-wife Elin Nordegren.


Woods, 43, overturned a two-shot deficit heading into the final round at Augusta National as he carded a two under score of 70 to finish on 13 under par overall - one shot ahead of the chasing trio of Brooks Koepka, Dustin Johnson and Xander Schauffele.

Written off as too old and too beaten up from four back surgeries and multiple knee operations, Woods underwent a back fusion in 2017 and slowly returned to form.

The years since his last major victory have been drama-filled for Woods.

All eyes were on overnight leader Francesco Molinari, who led by two shots, Woods and the weather when play began as the race for the Green Jacket turned into a final sprint with the forecast predicting rain and thunderstorms.

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