Tiger Woods celebrates making a par on the 18th green to win the Tour Championship at East Lake Golf Club Sunday in Atlanta.
Tiger Woods has had a rough few years.
The atmosphere was electric as Woods made his way to the final hole, and he was visibly emotional after sinking his last putt, with barely a dry eye in the house.
"He's played such good golf all year that it is just not surprising", Mickelson said.
"This season there was a return to competitive golf and a steady climb in the rankings as Woods pieced together a swing that wouldn't ravage his 42-year-old body", Goldman reports. "It's just hard to believe I won the Tour Championship".
His 80th win on the US PGA Tour will rank among the sweetest after battling back from back surgery in April 2017 - he admitted he feared for his career during his lowest moments - and having a number of near-misses in 2018.
"I loved every bit of it, the fight and the grind". I couldn't have done it without the help of all the people around me.
Between 1998 and 2005, Woods made the cut in 142 consecutive PGA Tour events, comfortably surpassing the previous record streak of 113 held by Byron Nelson.
Despite an influx of talented young players in recent years, golf just hasn't been the same since Woods went away, his brilliant career derailed by debilitating injuries and personal demons.
"I knew what the scenarios were".
"It was really special to see them there", Woods said.
Had Rose not picked up a shot at the last, Woods would have taken the FedExCup as well, although that was hardly an issue for the American, who now seems odds-on to surpass Snead's record for tour victories.
"It was a bit of a slow death out there for me today". "Am I going to be able to sit, stand, walk, lay down without feeling the pain that I was in".
A birdie from Justin Rose prevented Woods winning the overall FedEx Cup title as well, with Rose going home with the £7.6m bonus. He spoke at Presidents Cups and Ryder Cups, as an assistant to usa captains.
"It's the comeback story", said Terry Bradley, who traveled from Louisville, Kentucky, with his wife Rachel to follow Woods over the weekend.
"I'm so glad for Tiger", Foley added.
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