After five back surgeries and 1876 days, Tiger Woods has snapped a five-year winless drought with a wire-to-wire win in the Tour Championship. Woods was not sharp on Sunday, carting a one-over 71 but took a five stroke lead into the final day and was able to hang on, two shots better than Billy Horschel. For the emotional Woods, it was his 80th career PGA victory moving him within two of Sam Snead’s all-time record of 82 PGA tour wins. Woods was ranked 1199 in the world when he returned to the tour in December. After his win Sunday, Woods is now ranked No.13 in the world.
An even bigger winner on the day was the world’s No.1 player Justin Rose who won the Fed Ex Playoff title and take down the $10 million dollar first prize. With Tiger’s win, Rose needed to finish T-4 or better to win. He got just that. Needing to two-put on the green at the No.18, he knocked a 50-footer to within an inch of the hole and then tapping in for the money. Woods got $1.6 million for winning the Tour Championship and another $3 million for finishing second in the Fed Ex Cup.
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