Published: Mon, April 15, 2019
Sport | By Kayla Schwartz

CP NewsAlert: Tiger Woods captures fifth Masters golf title

CP NewsAlert: Tiger Woods captures fifth Masters golf title

After a day of deafening roars, Woods was overcome with emotion given his daughter, Sam, and son, Charlie, were standing beside the 18th green.

Woods had not tasted success at his beloved Augusta National since winning a fourth Green Jacket 14 years ago, and he defied the critics who suggested he would never add to his tally of 14 major championships having endured a wait of over 10-and-a-half years for No 15.

New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, who won a record sixth Super Bowl this past February, joked that he was plotting how to match the number of major golf championships Woods has now accumulated.

Some of golf's best and brightest were also quick off the mark in congratulating their rival, including Jack Nicklaus - whose record of 18 major titles is being chased down by Woods - and Great White Shark, Greg Norman.

"I'm a little hoarse from yelling", said Woods, whose last Masters win came back in 2005. When I tapped in I don't know what I did, I know I screamed.

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"My dad was here in 1997 and now I'm the dad with two kids here", he added.

"And I just kept telling myself to miss the ball in the correct spots, and I did, time and time again".

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. 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.

Paired together in the final round of last year's British Open, won by the Italian at Carnoustie, Molinari and Woods found themselves in the last group again battling for a major title. The two double bogeys ended his Green Jacket bid.

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