By Sam Morgan | The Sun |
TIGER WOODS completed the greatest comeback in sports history by winning the Masters at Augusta – his first major in 11 years.
The American, 43, has overcome a humiliating sex scandal, a degrading DUI arrest and four back surgeries to return to win his fifth green jacket in front of girlfriend Erica Herman, kids Sam and Charlie and mum Kultida.
Woods did not know if he would ever play again just two years ago and plummeted to 1,199th in the world during his darkest days.
But he showed the old nerves of steel in a final-round two-under 70 to win by one shot from Americans Dustin Johnson, Xander Schauffele and Brooks Koepka.
Woods now has 15 majors and can continue his quest to topple Jack Nicklaus’ record of 18.
Son Charlie was first to run into his dad’s arms as Woods walked off the final hole after a closing bogey to finish 13 under.
It was 22 years ago that a 21-year-old Woods walked off the 18th and into the arms of late dad Earl after winning his first Masters.
And the sporting world united in praise for Woods – and what most regard as the best comeback story ever.
Legendary jockey AP McCoy wrote: “Only our lord has made a greater comeback… than the golfing god @TigerWoods.”
And Donald Trump tweeted: “Congratulations to @TigerWoods, a truly great champion!”