More than five years after his last win, after four surgeries on his lower back that left him wonder if he could ever play again, Woods ended his comeback season with a dominant victory at the Tour Championship. Though Tiger later had bogey troubles and Billy Horschel made a little run, Tiger won by two shots.
Now he is expected to go to No. 13 in the world after dropping as low as 1,199th late previous year.
Reflecting on his win, Woods said: "I was having a hard time not crying".
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The win comes days before the 2018 Ryder Cup.
"This season there was a return to competitive golf and a steady climb in the rankings as Woods pieced together a swing that wouldn't ravage his 42-year-old body", Goldman reports. And it was his first victory in more than five years, dating to the 2013 Bridgestone Invitational.
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McIlroy, playing in the final pairing with Woods, threw away his chance on the front nine.
Rose birdied the last hole to clinch the FedEx Cup.
Justin Rose lost the battle but won the war, clinching the FedExCup and the $10 million prize that accompanies it with a birdie at the final hole at the Tour Championship in Atlanta on Sunday. Didn't know if I'd be able to compete at this level.
"It's the comeback story", said Terry Bradley, who traveled from Louisville, Kentucky, with his wife Rachel to follow Woods over the weekend.
"It's been tough. I've had it not so easy the last couple of years and I've worked my way back".
While the 14-time major champion failed to finish inside the top 30 at the Masters, he did put on a show at The Players with a third round 65 to finish tied for 11th, but a missed cut at the U.S. Open didn't sit well with many.
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With the remainder of the 30-man field struggling to make any inroads, Woods then played solid if unspectacular golf to keep a stranglehold on the lead.