Tiger Woods starts the new year as defending champion of the Masters, but where does his victory in the great comebacks of sport ever stand?
Woods & # 39; one-shot victory in Augusta was the 15th major title and his first since 2008 after his career had been haunted by injuries over much of the decade.
The former number 1 in the world had to undergo back surgery four times within three years and dropped out of the world's top 1000 rounds from August 2015 to November 2017 after being limited to just seven rounds of competitive golf.
Woods wasn't sure how his body would cope with a full schedule for the first time since 2013, only to exceed expectations with second place finishes at the Valspar and PGA championships before going to the 2018 Tour Championship won the 80th PGA Tour title.
The victory on East Lake brought Woods back into 2019 as its main competitor. The 43-year-old delivered the fifth win of the Green Jacket in style and has had his first Masters win since 2005.
Woods started the final round two strokes behind Francesco Molinari, but took control of the tournament through the final holes. With a double pack under 70, he prevailed against Xander Schauffele, Brooks Koepka and Dustin Johnson.
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