Tiger Woods makes comeback with his fifth victory at The Masters

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A major betting firm has taken a major hit after a gambler bet big on Tiger Woods winning the Masters.

In 1997 Tiger hugged his father beside the 18th green after claiming his first title, 22 years later he embraced his children in nearly exactly the same spot, amid nearly unprecedented scenes at Augusta as the crowd cheered wildly.

Woods finished top of the pile on Sunday at The Masters after beginning the day two shots behind Italian Francesco Molinari.

A U.S. gambler was probably as excited as Tiger Woods over his victory at the Masters.

Woods has now gone even better, winning his fifth green jacket amid emotional scenes on Sunday at Augusta, as well as earning praise from as far and wide as golf-mad US President Donald Trump, tennis great Serena Williams, and National Football League legend Tom Brady.

When his final putt disappeared into the cup, Woods delivered one of his trademark fist pumps then raised both arms in the air screaming in absolute delight as the crowd chanted, "Tiger, Tiger, Tiger". Woods last won at Augusta in 2005, while Gary Player had 13 years between his 1961 and 1974 wins.

The victory also marked the first time Woods had reached the winner's circle at major without leading after 54 holes.

It capped one of the most incredible sporting comebacks of all time.

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