Tiger Woods wins Masters to end decade in the wilderness

Phil Mickelson hits a drive on the ninth hole during the second round for the Masters golf tournament Friday

Phil Mickelson hits a drive on the ninth hole during the second round for the Masters golf tournament Friday

The legendary golf tournament held at Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Georgia has seen quite a few winners in its storied history - including Woods himself, back in his prime in the early 2000s - but today, it witnessed a comeback of sorts.

Woods came alive on the second nine with birdies at 13, 15 and 16, while his main rivals found trouble, leaving the 43-year-old to claim a fifth Masters title, and 15th major victory that seemed so improbable for so long.

Woods signed for a two-under 70 in the final round, finishing on minus 13, just ahead of Xander Schauffele, Dustin Johnson and Brooks Koepka.

After enduring four back surgeries that left Woods wondering if he'd ever play golf again, he won The Masters on Sunday. And when I made the putt I don't know what I did but I screamed.

William Hill have had to shell out after Tiger Woods' shock, which is his first major championship victory in more than a decade.

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The best part about making playoff predictions is you don't really care if you get any of them wrong, unless it's your own team. He made the saves when we needed them, kept us in the game when they scored the first goal and we kept going with it".

" To have my kids there, it's come full circle".

The win comes 22 years after his first win at Augusta in 1997, and 14 his since his previous triumph on the course in 2005.

William Hill US will make their single biggest payout on a golf bet after the punter put $125,66 on Woods to win at Augusta, 11 years after his last major victory.

All those moments built to Sunday, when Woods was once again his old familiar dominating self.

In a desperate attempt to get the season's first major across the finish line before the storm hit, officials pushed up start times and sent golfers off in threesomes from both the first and 10th tees. But on Sunday it was Molinari who slipped up, with the 36-year-old from Turin finding the water at the 12th and 15th.

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