Tiger Woods continues to write the history of golf at the age of 43. The American won the title at the Augusta Masters, achieving his 15th main title – and the first since 2008.
Tiger Woods delivered the big show at the Augusta National Golf Club. The superstar triumphs for the fifth time at the Masters on Sunday (14.04.2019), crowning one of the biggest and most exciting comebacks in the history of sport.
Plagued by injuries and personal problems, the Californian defeated his compatriots Dustin Johnson, Xander Schauffele and Brooks Koepka (all 276 shots) in a traditional 70-lap final with a total of 275 strokes.
"It's overwhelming, I was happy to play here last year," Woods said. "It's closing, my father was here in 1997, today I'm a dad."
The Last Masters win 14 years ago
Fourteen years after his last Masters victory, Woods received the famous Green Winning Jacket and about $ 2 million in prize money for his 15th success with a major trophy. With the victory Woods approached the record signs of the American idol Jack Nicklaus, who won the "Green Jacket" six times and triumphed 18 times in the major tournaments. Lately, Woods won a major title in 2008 by winning the US Open.
The frantic fans celebrated the audience's favorite with the loud song of "Tiger, Tiger" while he pulled up the putt decisive for victory on the eighteenth and final fairway. Like the early supporters of his two sons, Sam and Charlie and his mother Kultida fell on his neck.
Exciting final round
The final round was difficult to beat, especially in the last seven holes, the leadership has changed constantly. The twelfth Woods fairway, which started the final round two shots behind the leader, beat for the first time. His most difficult opponents, Francesco Molinari and Tony Finau, sank on the 144-meter Par-3, both with T-shirts in the water. Woods was the best and played for the first time in divided leadership.
With a birdie on the 15th fairway, the number one in the old world has taken over the holes in the field for the first time with three holes to go. On the 16th track he built his advantage with another little bird. He didn't give up the leadership until the end.
Langer and Kaymer have left
Germany's golf clubs Martin Kaymer and Bernhard Langer have nothing to do with their victory in Augsburg. The two-time Major Kaymer winner played a 71 round on the fourth day and finished the traditional tournament in Georgia with 290 rounds in 51st place.
The 61-year-old Langer experienced a disaster the last day. The 1985 and 1993 Masters Champion returned to the club house with a weak 78 round. In the end, Langer took 62nd place in the 36th Masters with 296 shots.
Due to a threatening storm on the par 72 course in the US state of Georgia, Sunday departure times were significantly shifted forward.
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