Posted on September 23 2018
For the 1st time, since 2013, Tiger takes home a win!!!
“It means a lot,” an emotional Woods said. “The people who are close to me saw the struggles and what I was going through, and some of the players that I'm pretty close to, they've really helped throughout this process and the last few years. Their support and some of those things that they said coming off that last green meant a lot to me.”
The outcome of the 2018 Tour Championship was never in doubt on Sunday as Tiger Woods picked up his first victory since 2013 by rolling to a final-round 71 and two-stroke win over Billy Horschel. Woods' 80th PGA Tour win was never in doubt during Round 4 at East Lake Golf Club in Atlanta as he entered up three strokes on the field and saw his lead balloon to five at the turn.
The end result was Woods' first win since the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational in 2013. That's 1,876 days, if you're scoring at home. Woods played in 41 PGA Tour events between that victory and this one. It's his 80th PGA Tour win overall, which moves him to within two of Sam Snead's all-time record of 82. It might also be the most meaningful victory of his career.
"To kind of get to the 80 mark is a big number," said Woods. "Sam is still ahead of me. I've still got, I feel like, a chance to play some more golf and maybe I'll keep chipping away at that number and maybe surpass it. But I just think that what I've gone through and what I've dealt with, I've gotten lucky, to be honest with you. I've gotten very lucky. I'm not playing a full contact sport or I've got to move people around in that regard. At 42 years old with a fused lower spine, that's not going to happen.