AUGUSTA – At the Masters and throughout the sports world, Father Time was undefeated. Until today.
Tiger Woods won his fifth Masters on Sunday in Augusta, Ga., and his first major tournament since the 2008 U.S. Open.
It was his 15th victory in a major tournament in his career, three off the record 18 held by Jack Nicklaus.
Woods finished the tournament at 13-under 275. He shot a final-round 70, closing out the victory with a bogey putt.
The 43-year-old Woods is the oldest Masters champ since Nicklaus won at age 46 in 1986.
“A big well done from me to Tiger,” Nicklaus said in a message read by Jim Nantz of CBS. “i am so happy for him and for the game of golf. This is just fantastic.”
Woods won his first major in the Masters in Augusta, Ga., in 1997.
It was his first major win after four back surgeries and a well-publicized personal scandal.
Xander Schauffele (68), Dustin Johnson(68), Brooks Koepka (70) finished one shot back.
–Field Level Media