AUGUSTA, GA – Tiger Woods captured his first Green Jacket in more than a decade, winning the 2019 Masters Tournament to complete a return to the top of a sport he dominated at the turn of the century.
It’s Tiger’s 15th major championship, now trailing record-holder Jack Nicklaus by three titles. It ends a 14-year Masters drought, and he now has won five Green Jackets. It’s his first major crown since 2008, when he won the U.S. Open.
Off-course marital problems and health issues kept Woods away from the winners’ circle for years, with many wondering if he’d ever win another tournament. On Sunday at Augusta National, he left no doubt in his trademark Sunday red.
Woods put together a three-birdie, two-bogey front nine before the back nine unfolded in front of enormous galleries and huge cheers. Woods made birdies on 13, 15, and 16 before closing out the Masters with two pars to win the tournament.