Tiger Woods won his 15th Major on Sunday by taking home his fifth Masters victory. How long has it been since Woods last earned a Major championship?
Tiger Woods made history on Sunday by picking up his 15th Major championship and fifth Masters win. The 43-year-old hadn’t won a Major since winning the U.S. Open in 2008, defeating Rocco Mediate. It was the first time Woods has earned a green jacket since 2005, when the won The Masters with a three-shot lead over Chris DiMarco.
It was an 11-year drought for one of golf’s greatest players, one that had many thinking that Woods would never reach the peaks he had earlier in his career, especially given both his age and the numerous injuries and surgeries he’s endured during his slump. Sunday marked its end and perhaps, in turn, the beginning of Woods’ renaissance.
Woods’ fifth Masters win now puts him just one victory behind all-time leader Jack Nicklaus. The legend Tweeted a “well done” at Woods once Woods’ final round had wrapped, the win sealed.
The Masters additionally was the location of Woods’ first Main match win, in 1997, when he was simply 21 years outdated, making Woods the youngest Masters champion in historical past. Nicklaus, in the meantime, continues to be the oldest Masters winner, doing so in 1986 on the age of 46. Woods and Nicklaus are also two of 5 gamers who’ve profession Majors grand slams, whereas Woods is the one one to finish the sweep in a single 12 months (2000-2001), which is now generally known as the “Tiger Slam.”
Subsequent up for Woods is the 2019 PGA Championship, going down on Could 16-19 at Black Course in Bethpage State Park, in Farmingdale, New York. However till then, Woods can at the least breathe a sigh of reduction that the Main match victory that has been so elusive for over a decade is as soon as once more lastly his.