Tiger Woods caps comeback with Tour Championship victory


Jack Nicklaus reacted to Tiger Woods's first victory in five years by declaring it is realistic for the 42-year-old to win at least four more majors and so equal the Golden Bear's record haul of 18 majors.

The 14-time Major champion is aiming for his first PGA Tour victory since 2013 when Woods won the Bridgestone Invitational.

It felt like a coronation coming down the 18th green, his second shot to the par 5 safely in a bunker in front of the green.

After the win, Tiger joked when asked about the crowd: "I just didn't want to get run over".

On a hard day for most of the field, his 1-over 71 gave him a two-shot win over a surging Billy Horschel (66).

The question may also be the answer for the emotional investment exhibited by Woods' fans this year.

". I didn't think I'd ever play again", recalled Woods, while lamenting the recent difficulties of just getting through a day, without any injury setbacks.

The one positive for Rose - and the only disappointment for Woods, a minor one under the circumstances - was his birdie on 18 to finish in a three-way tie for fourth and earn the season's FedEx Cup points title and the $10 million bonus that comes with it. He had spent the week playing what he called "very conservative" golf, aiming to "make sure I dump the ball 30, 40 feet from the hole and trust my lag putting", yet still registered 65-68-65. Had Rose not birdied the last, Woods would have won his third FedEx title.

"It was just a grind out there but I loved every minute of it", Woods said.

"It's been tough. I've had a not-so-easy last couple of years", he said.

Ms Herman can often be seen supporting Woods around the world as he competes.

You really need to see it to believe it.

2016 - Misses all four major championships in a season for the first time in his career.

Woods built a five-shot lead halfway through the final round at the Tour Championship in Atlanta on Sunday, moving closer to ending his five-year victory drought. In order to win the cup, he needed to win the event - which was close to a lock all day - and Rose needed to finish in a three-way tie for fifth or worse.

Tiger Woods has a five-shot lead and is nine holes away from his first victory in more than five years.

Horschel shot 4-under Sunday to get into contention, but Woods never fell out of the lead.

The 33-year-old was supporting her beau from the side of the green, and rushed to congratulate him on his win.

Compatriot Justin Thomas, who will play alongside Woods for Team USA at this week's Ryder Cup, shared a snap of the buzz on the final green and said "golf couldn't be in a better place".