Tiger Woods wins Tour Championship for 80th PGA Tour title

Elena Summers
September 24, 2018

Tiger Woods' five-year, 1,876 day title drought has come to an end in style, taking out the PGA Tour Championship in Atlanta, Georgia this morning.

He almost won the FedEx Cup, too, until Justin Rose survived a late meltdown with a birdie on the final hole to tie for fourth place and secure the overall FedEx Cup and its prize of $10m (£7.6m).

England's world number one Justin Rose finished tied fourth to secure the overall FedEx Cup which determines the season-long PGA Tour champion. He had the 54-hole lead for the first time since his last victory in 2013 at the Bridgestone Invitational.

The 14-time major victor was nearly robotic during a third round of five-under-par 65, which elevated him to 12 under - three shots ahead of playing partner Justin Rose (68) and Rory McIlroy (66).

So far, it's been a great day for Woods.

To become the first three-time victor, Woods needs some help despite being in a commanding position in The Tour Championship, the FedExCup's playoff finale. He won the 2016 Tour Championship coming from two strokes behind to force a playoff and yank the trophy out of the hands of Ryan Moore and Kevin Chappell.

Tiger Woods returned to golf last December at No. 1,199 in the world ranking.

Tiger Woods has gone from not knowing if he would ever play golf again to the verge of winning.

The victory was Woods' 80th on the PGA Tour, two short of the all-time record held by Sam Snead.

Tiger Woods is the only two-time victor of the FedExCup, having been victorious in the season-long race's debut in 2007 and then again in 2009. "I loved every bit of it".

With the 2018 Ryder Cup in France to come next week, Team Europe will undoubtedly be aware that should this Tiger Woods make an appearance, thing could be hard indeed.

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