Tiger Woods became the talk of the town again after capturing his first title since 2013 with a two stroke triumph at the Tour Championship in Atlanta on Sunday. He proved again that he still stands like a wall against those aspiring to win the title at the age of 42.
Crushing his five-years of career threatening injury woes, Woods retained his status as best frontrunner in the history of the sport, leading throughout the final round and finishing at 11-under-par 269 at East Lake.
“I was having a hard time not crying coming up in the last hole,” he said. “All of a sudden it started hitting me I was going to win the tournament. I’ve been sitting on 79 wins for five years now. To get 80 is a pretty damn good feeling.”
After imprinting 71, Woods walked off to a big kiss from girlfriend Erica Herman and a hug from agent Mark Steinberg as a security tried to keep the frienzied fans at bay.
Wood’s win was a perfect record as he never lost after leading by 3 shots or more going into final round, extending it to 24-for-24.
Woods is just as long shot away to win five more majors to knock out the career tally of Jack Nicklaus, sounds a perfect gift for Wood’s 43rd birthday