Tiger catches number 80


Keith Allison (https://www.flickr.com/photos/keithallison/6455840289), via Flickr, cc

ALL SMILES, Tiger Woods walks along the course during the inaugural Earl Woods Memorial Pro-Am Tournament, part of the AT&T National Golf Tournament at the Congressional Country Club in Bethesda, Md. on July 4, 2007.

Tiger Woods had the sports world on the edge of their seats the entire week at the final leg of the FedEx Cup playoffs at the 2018 Tour Championship.

Tiger entered the week 20th in the FedEx Cup rankings, in which the top 30 make the Tour Championship. By moving up in the standings for the FedEx Cup, you gain points based on how you do in tournaments. The winner of it gets a grand prize of $10 million.

Tiger shot an opening round five-under 65, then followed it up with a 68, 65, and a 71 for a grand total of 11-under. He won the tournament by two strokes over Billy Horschel.

Tiger got the win and finished in second place in the season-long FedEx Cup, with Justin Rose winning it by parring the last hole. This best finish in it since his last FedEx Cup playoff appearance in 2013.

By winning, Tiger captured his 80th PGA tour event, the second most all-time and his first since the 2013 Bridgestone Invitational.

“It’s still surreal that I was able to win this event,” Woods said in an interview with ESPN’s Scott Van Pelt.

Four back surgeries later, Tiger wins again on the tour. In the words of NBC network’s Dan Hicks’s, “Expect anything different!?”

Tiger is back.