Punter scores record win on Tiger Woods' Masters victory

Aubrey Yates
April 15, 2019

It's the first time Woods has won a major when he didn't hold the 54-hole lead, and sets a new record for the longest gap between Masters victories.

Woods completed sport's greatest comeback on the weekend after winning his fifth Green Jacket - his first major win since all the way back in 2008 at the US Open. This is the first time his children, daughter Sam, 11, and son Charlie, 10, were able to witness him achieving such a victory in person and in real-time.

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

Francesco Molinari wasn't the first player to be fooled by the swirling winds at Augusta National's 12hole and have his title chances at the Masters washed away by Rae's Creek, but the company he keeps probably didn't help in the heat of the moment.

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Starting the final round two shots behind the lead, Woods bogeyed the last but a two-under-par 70 gave him a 13-under-par (275) total on Sunday, with Dustin Johnson (68), Xander Schauffele (68) and Brooks Koepka (70) tied second one shot behind. But on Sunday it was Molinari who slipped up, with the 36-year-old from Turin finding the water at the 12th and 15th. I know that I made a few mistakes the last couple tournaments, but it just felt like it was there.

Professionally, it's an impressive comeback for sure after Woods' was forced to undergo surgeries for back and leg injuries that almost ended his career. "My dad was here in 1997 and now I'm the dad with two kids there".

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

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