Published: Sun, April 14, 2019
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Tiger Woods makes comeback with his fifth victory at The Masters

Tiger Woods makes comeback with his fifth victory at The Masters

Francesco Molinari surged two shots clear at the top of the Masters leaderboard on Saturday to set up another final round showdown with Tiger Woods for a major title.

"I was just trying to plod my way through the course all day".

The two major champions will be accompanied by Tony Finau, who matched Woods's 11-under total with a dazzling eight-under 64 that featured a Masters-record equaling front nine of six-under 30. When I tapped in I don't know what I did, I know I screamed.

The 43-year-old, who first won the Masters in 1997, finished the tournament at 13-under to win by one shot over fellow Americans Xander Schauffele, Dustin Johnson and Brooks Koepka.

"It will be up there with one of the hardest with all I've had to win because of what transpired in the last couple of years", added Woods.

"To have my kids there was [wonderful], I've come full circle". And now I'm the dad [and the kids are here].

They say the Masters starts on the second nine on Sunday, and this year didn't disappoint, especially with the arrival of the promised rain. Woods last won at Augusta in 2005, while Gary Player had 13 years between his 1961 and 1974 wins. Things turned around in 2018, with a win at the Tour Championship his first victory on tour in five years.

Life has a nasty habit of intruding and scuppering even the best laid plans, and life had certainly intervened in its inimitable way with Tiger Woods.

Woods held a share of the lead for stretches during the final round but didn't take the outright lead until a birdie at the 15th hole.

Click on the video above to see Woods' winning moment and celebrations! . The two double bogeys ended his Green Jacket bid.

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