Tiger Woods wins Masters, first since 2008


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Matthew Szymanowski, Deputy Sports Editor

Tiger is back!

After 10 long, painful years, Tiger Woods won the Masters Tournament on Sunday, his first major championship win since 2008.

Tiger Woods is possibly the greatest golfer of all-time. Before Sunday’s victory, Woods had won 14 major championships in his career, including four Masters, four PGA Championships, three Open Championships, and two US Opens. He was only four behind the all-time leader Jack Nicklaus.

Then tragedy struck Tiger. He went down a long, tough road. Woods suffered many injuries, was caught with other women and divorced his wife. He was arrested in 2017 and was quoted as saying, “I expect more from myself too.”

This Masters Tournament, though, Tiger returned. After his first round on Thursday, he finished two under par and four behind the leader. On Friday, Tiger stepped up his game and shot four under par, gaining the attention from golf fans. Saturday was his best round, where he shot five under par, and the entire country took notice. Televisions across the US were turned on Sunday to see if Tiger was back.

He did not disappoint. It was a close final round between Dustin Johnson, Xander Schauffele, and him. In the end, after a late double bogey by Schauffele, Tiger was in prime position to win. He two-putted his way to victory on the 18th hole, giving him a -2 on the day and a -13 overall, one stroke ahead of Schauffele and Johnson. Joy and jubilation surrounded Tiger, his family, his fans, and the golf world. Tiger was back.

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