Tiger Woods wins first major championship since 2008


Tiger Woods won his first major golf tournament since 2008 on Sunday, taking the 2019 Masters title with a 2-under-par final round that put him one stroke ahead of Dustin Johnson, Xander Schauffele, and Brooks Koepka.

Four more players finished two strikes behind.

It was Woods’ fifth Masters victory.

He now trails only Jack Nicklaus, who has six green jackets, in career Masters wins.

Woods started the day two strokes off leader Francesco Molinari, who led much of the day before giving Woods an opening with double-bogeys on No. 12 and No. 15.

Woods sealed his years-long comeback — following injuries and off-course scandal — with birdies on the par-5 13th hole and par-5 15th, and another on the par-3 16th that was nearly a hole-in-one.

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