Tiger Woods wins Masters, his first major in 11 years

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Published on April 14, 2019 - Duration: 01:07s

Tiger Woods wins Masters, his first major in 11 years

Tiger Woods completed one of sport’s great all-time comebacks to end an 11-year major title drought at the Masters on Sunday by claiming a fifth Green Jacket.

Chris Dignam has more.

Tiger Woods wins Masters, his first major in 11 years

It's being called one of the greatest comebacks in sports history.

Tiger Woods, after 11 years without a major title, won the Masters at Augusta National on Sunday, claiming his fifth Green Jacket.

It's his first Masters title since 2005 and his 15th major title overall, one that many thought would never come.

Personal crises plagued Woods for years after a widely publicized marital dispute in 2009.

And after a series of professional injuries, Woods himself questioned before surgery in 2017 whether he could play in tournaments professionally again.

But a spinal-fusion procedure gave Woods a new lease on life.

He was a title contender at last year’s British Open and runner-up at the PGA Championship.

And the 43-year-old said the 2019 Masters tournament was one of the hardest he has ever had to win because those recent near victories.

Sunday's triumph brings Woods to one Masters win away from Jack Nicklaus' record of six Augusta titles, and has renewed talks of him making a run at his overall record of 18 majors.

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