Tiger

Hunter Kiburz, Staff Writer

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It felt just like old times again. The world finally saw the 11-year drought of Tiger Woods not winning a major finally come to an end.

In route to his fifth green jacket, Woods hit one of the biggest shots of the day, when on the 16th hole he brought out his 8-iron from about 185 yards away and hit a shot that landed the ball about two feet from the cup.

After connecting on the birdie putt and giving himself a two-shot lead, Woods was able to cruise to the final hole, where he captured his 15th major championship and his first in a little over a decade. He ended up winning by one shot.

Two years ago, Woods thought his career was over with a painful back injury and at the lowest of the low in his personal life. How he was ever able to come back and win the Master’s at the age of 43 says a lot.

Woods felt confident coming into this week after preparing for over six months. He remained steady and confident the whole time and never shied away from the pressure just like old Tiger Woods.

Winning his 81st PGA Tour title and only one away from legend Sam Snead, Woods also moved to within three majors of the record of 18 major victories held by Jack Nicklaus that nobody would have ever guessed would be touched again.

As Tiger was walking down the course to his family and the chants were getting louder and louder, all Woods was thinking about was holding his son. Having his son witness his first ever Master win was huge for not just him, but Tiger and his mother.

Tiger didn’t want to let the lead slip away from him again like it did last year at the British Open and his family there to watch him have a couple mistakes at the end, he didn’t want to let up again.

After the scandals, surgeries, the pain and all the disappointment Tiger Woods has brought to the American people, he has once again prevailed and became a champion again.

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