Tiger Woods has done it again, winning his 80th PGA tour trophy and ending a five year drought.
The 14 major winner did it in Atlanta, amidst a roaring cheer by the crowd. It was vintage Woods, wowing the Golf crowd all over again.
“I would love to win this event. I’ve got a bunch of guys behind me who are playing well. We’ll see what happens,” said Woods on Saturday, going into the final round today.
He won the Tour Championship by two shots at 11 under par, with Billy Horschel coming second with 9 under par.
On Saturday, Woods, 42 looked in a class of his own as he carded a five-under-par 65 to leave himself on 12 under for the tournament at Atlanta’s East Lake course.
Rory McIlroy, who was nine under on Saturday had a disappointing final round, carding four over par and ending with a score of 5 under par.
Woods’ last victory came 1,875 days ago in August 2013 when he captured the WGC–Bridgestone Invitational.
Woods had been a two-time former Tour Championship winner and now holds the record of winning 55 of 58 PGA Tour events when holding the 54-hole lead.
The 42-year-old returned to golf this season after missing most of the previous two years with a debilitating back injury. Justin Johnson was third with 7 under par.