'Tigermania' breaks out as massive crowd salutes Tiger Woods

'Tigermania' breaks out as massive crowd salutes Tiger Woods

An emotional Tiger Woods completed an astonishing comeback to win the season-ending Tour Championship by two shots and record his first win in five years.

That's 1,876 days between victories and Woods was mobbed, drawing an excited crowd that followed him from hole to hole and sprinted ahead to No. 18 to bring pandemonium to the final shots. "Once I got the ball on the green I gave Joey a high-five because it was done".

"I am sure there would be room somewhere in the house if I happened to go on and win this event", he said. "I loved every bit of it, the fight and the grind and the tough conditions".

"At the beginning of the year, it was a tall order but as the year progressed and I proved I could play, I knew I could do it again".

"Maybe Tiger's got another 40 majors to play".

"We never doubted he woud not win again, not from what I've seen he's been swinging the club and the way he's being playing".

Tiger Woods edged closer to snapping a five-year winless drought as the 14-time major victor maintained a share of the lead on Friday at the halfway stage of the Tour Championship.

"I've gone through a lot this year to get myself to this point, and understanding and fighting my way through it, I'm certainly more equipped than I was in March because of what I've gone through", Woods told reporters.

Johnson had first moved to world number one in February 2017 and remained atop of the Rankings for 64-weeks until the second week in May this year.

The Ryder Cup and the game of golf has suddenly taken on a whole new complexion as Tiger Woods is back in winning form after picking up his first victory in five years.

After nearly a decade lost to scandal, injury and surgeries the now 42-year-old has emerged a softer version of his old self and while he has had close calls in 2018 tomorrow marks his first 54-hole lead.

With the remainder of the 30-man field struggling to make any inroads, Woods then played solid if unspectacular golf to keep a stranglehold on the lead.

Woods finished Sunday 11 under for the tournament, a two-stroke lead over second place.

Marc Leishman carded a 68 and Jason Day a 69, which included two double bogeys, and both sit at even par.

Woods eventually won by two shots with victory all-but guaranteed by a trademark, laser-like iron approach to the final hole.

Rose had been a consistent presence throughout the season, having posted 10 top 10s and a victory on the PGA Tour in 2018 alone - something he believes is the reason he won the FedEx Cup.

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