Tiger Woods claims first Masters in 14 years, first major since 2008

AUGUSTA, Ga. — Tiger Woods is once again a major champion.

Let that sink in.

Let that history sink in.

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After a 11-year hiatus, Woods won his 15th major and fifth Masters championship on Sunday with a back-nine charge at Augusta National. It came as would-be challengers fell by the wayside.

Channel 2 Sports Director Zach Klein will have full highlights and the history Woods made in Augusta, on Channel 2 Action News at 6 p.m. 

Woods birdied the 15th and 16th holes to capture the 2019 Masters at 13-under par. His birdie at No. 15 came at 1:41 p.m. and gave him the solo lead for the first time on the day and separated him from a crowded leaderboard.

He all but sealed the dramatic victory on the next hole with a four-foot birdie putt on No. 16.

The two-stroke cushion allowed Woods to bogey the final hole for a one-stroke win.

It’s Woods’ first Masters title since 2005 — a record 14-year gap. Gary Player went 13 years between two of his Masters wins.

Woods went through well-document personal and injury issues. He has battled all the way back to reclaim the Masters, where he won his first major back in 1997.

This article was written by Chris Vivlamore, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.