Tiger Woods won his first professional golf tournament since 2013 at the Tour Championship at East Lake Golf Club in Atlanta on Sunday, NPR reports.
Woods now sits at No. 13 on the PGA golf ranking, after being ranked No. 1,199 in the world following his return to competition in December after his fourth back surgery.
“I can’t believe I pulled this off,” He said after his match at the trophy presentation. “I’ve been sitting on 79 for about five years now, and to get 80 is a pretty damned good feeling.”
“I’ve been sitting on 79 for about five years now, and to get 80 is a pretty damned good feeling,” said Woods. – TGRhttps://t.co/zeudcqeabH
— Tiger Woods (@TigerWoods) September 24, 2018
Woods last won at the Bridgestone Invitational at Firestone Country Club in Akron, Ohio five years ago.
Reporter Tom Goldman for NPR said that Woods’ dominance in the tournament was reminiscent of his successful run in the early 2000s.
“Woods led the tournament from start to finish. His steady, dominating play seemed like a throwback to the early 2000s, when he ruled the game,” Goodman told NPR.
The scene is insane out at East Lake. pic.twitter.com/cr6F5rCf1J
— Skratch (@Skratch) September 23, 2018
Woods’ next tournament is the Ryder Cup in France.
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