Tiger Woods won the 83rd Masters on Sunday, capturing his 15th major title to cement an epic return from scandal and injuries that once threatened his career.
Woods, who started the day two shots behind Francesco Molinari, fired a final-round 70 for a 13-under par total of 275 and a one-shot win over Dustin Johnson, Xander Schauffele and Brooks Koepka.
Wearing a bright red ‘mock turtle’ shirt, the same style of shirt he wore the last time he won at Augusta back in 2005, celebrated by holding his club to the sky and embracing his family after a short bogey putt sealed the win.
The Augusta crowd, usually much more reserved, erupted with chants of “Tiger! Tiger! Tiger!”
Woods had birdied the par-five 15th hole to take a one-shot
lead and stretched it to two strokes with a birdie at the par-three 16th as
Molinari’s challenge faced with double bogeys at 12 and 15.
Woods’s majesti march to victory was made to the accompaniment of the roars of the Augusta National crowds – those watching him and those who saw his name go up atop the leaderboards around the course.