Added 14th April 2019 10:14 PM
Eleven (11) years is a long time to wait for victory, especially if winning was something you were previously very good at. Tiger Woods knew this.
The American golfer had last won a major title in 2008. How badly he wanted to get back to winning ways!
Woods, aged 43, found himself competing in the 83rd Masters final round on Sunday, keen to leave his mark, as he watched compatriot Tony Finau putt on the eighth green
A huge crowd of patrons were around to watch Woods putt for birdie on the ninth green.
Woods, who was born in Cypress, California, folded himself to line up a putt on the eighth green on Sunday.
And when the 6ft-1 legend, who turned professional in 1996, celebrated his birdie on the 16th green, the crowd lent him their backing.
Woods, Italian Francesco Molinari and caddie Pello Iguaran were seen on the 13th green.
Here, the US golfer was frozen by the camera talking to a rules official before playing a shot on the eighth hole.
Woods served notice he had returned to form by contending last year at the British Open and PGA before snapping a five-year title drought by capturing the Tour Championship.
Woods fired a final-round two-under par 70 to finish on 13-under 275 for a one-shot victory to capture a $2.07 million top prize and the green jacket symbolizing Masters supremacy.
And the crowd jubilated.
After years of frustration, including a series of surgeries, the emotions were absolutely understandable. Woods underwent spinal fusion in 2017, fearing chronic back pain would deny him life's simple joys much less golf wins.
Hard work and determination finally paid off.
Woods celebrated with caddie Joe LaCava on the 18th green.
An all-American trio of three-time major winner Brooks Koepka, world number two Dustin Johnson and Xander Schauffele shared second on 276. Woods rose to the dizzying top.
Well done, champ!
Did anyone think the American golfing superstar would return to win a major title? Take a look at the pictures.
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