Published: Mon, April 15, 2019
Sports | By Juana Wells

Tiger Woods wins Masters to end decade in the wilderness

Tiger Woods wins Masters to end decade in the wilderness

The 43-year-old's emotions ran riot on the 18th green as he exploded into frenzied celebrations with his caddie, his children and his support team before he signed for a closing two-under 70 which confirmed a winning score of 13 under par.

"It was probably a 9-iron yardage but I didn't want the wind to gust and to get the ball too much and I just didn't hit it hard enough", Molinari explained.

Tiger Woods celebrates after sinking his putt to win the Masters.

The Masters has not utilized a two-tee start since the first two rounds in 2005. "My dad was here in 97 (when he won his first Masters) and now I'm the dad with two kids there".

His dream of surpassing Jack Nicklaus' record of 18 major victories appeared over but Sunday threw up one of sport's greatest stories ever told and gives him a glimmer of hope of becoming golf's most decorated player in history.

All those moments built to Sunday, when Woods was once again his old familiar dominating self.

"It was just fantastic to have Sam and Charlie here for the first time", he said.

Paired together in the final round of last year's The Open Championship, won by the Italian at Carnoustie, Molinari and Woods found themselves in the last group again battling for a major title.

"There are so many different things that can happen on the back nine on Sunday", he added. The two double bogeys ended his Green Jacket bid. Brooks Koepka, Ian Poulter, Franceso Molinari and Tony Finau all made double bogey, while overnight leader Molinari threw in a double bogey seven at the 15th for good measure. I am so happy for him and for the game of golf.

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