ATLANTA, Georgia – It’s be a long 5 years but Tiger Woods once again hoists a trophy. After four back surgeries and his career up in the air, Woods is back and as determined as ever. After sinking his win-clinching putt, Woods emphatically raised his arms while the crowd roared in astonishment. He pulled off a two-stroke victory over his next closest competitor Billy Horschel.
— PGA TOUR (@PGATOUR) September 23, 2018
Tiger showed resiliency in his round especially after back-to-back bogies at 15 and 16. He was able to recover and clean-up for par at 17 which brought him to 18 and a sea of tournament patrons. He tapped-in for par at the 18th for a final round 1-over 71.
His victory is his first in more than five years, and puts him at 80 career PGA Tour victories, two shy of San Snead’s record. Tiger was also in contention for the yearlong FedEx Cup point race and its $10 million dollar bonus up until Justin Rose sank a birdie on the 18th. The birdie put Rose in a three-way tie for 4th for the tournament.