Tiger Woods made a two-foot putt on the 18th hole to complete the best comeback in sports history at the 2019 Masters Tournament.
On April 14, Woods won his first major championship since 2008 and first Masters tournament since 2005. This was his fifth Master’s win and his 15th career major, just three behind the greatest golfer of all time, Jack Nicklaus.
He shot 70 and finished his final round at -13, which gave him the one-shot win over Dustin Johnson, Brooks Koepka, and San Diego State Alumni Xander Schauffele.
This is Tiger’s 81st career PGA Tour victory, which is one behind the leader Sam Snead.
It was a very tough road back to glory for Woods. In Aug. of 2013 during the Barclays Tournament, he dropped to his knees from which was just the start of his downfall. He then underwent four back surgeries in a span of two years. He couldn’t sit for long periods of time or play with his children because of the pain in his back.
Police arrested him in 2017 in Florida after he was found sleeping in his car after he had pain killers and sleep medications in his sy
stem. He was placed outside the top 1,000 in the PGA Tour rankings, but then came his comeback.
His first golf tournament in over a year came in San Diego at the Farmers Insurance Open. He then prevailed at the Tour Championship five years after his last victory.
His most recent accomplishment was one for the ages. CBS commentator Jim Nance said it was “the best event I have ever covered.” Michael Jordan retired from basketball to go play baseball and then made a comeback in the NBA, but he still believes it to be “the best comeback I’ve ever seen,” and perhaps the sport has ever seen.