The putt that sealed Tiger Woods' Masters win

Carrie Guzman
April 15, 2019

From the sex scandal that ended his marriage, to the four back operations that culminated in a spinal fusion two years ago, he has made headlines for all the wrong reasons. He drifted out of contention with another double bogey at the par-5 15 hole to finish tied for fifth place, two shots behind champion Tiger Woods.

Former world No.1 Woods has moved to within three of Jack Nicklaus' all-time record 18 victories and one behind Sam Snead's record 82 US PGA Tour wins. So East Lake was a big step for me, confirming that I could still win out here and against the best players.

A 15th major success was secured in sensational fashion on Sunday as Woods overhauled Francesco Molinari's two-shot overnight lead to prevail by one stroke.

"My short game's been there". "When I tapped the putt in, I don't know what I did but I know I screamed". I was very disciplined in what I was doing out there.

"There are so many different things that can happen on the back nine on Sunday", he added.

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"It was probably a 9-iron yardage but I didn't want the wind to gust and to get the ball too much and I just didn't hit it hard enough", Molinari explained.

Molinari had played near flawless golf through the first three rounds, carding a single bogey, but on Sunday a bogey along with the two doubles during a miserable final round of two-over 74 left him two back of the victor. There were so many different scenarios that could have happened after 12.

"The birdies at 15 and 16 gave me a nice little cushion with the last two holes to play, but still, there's different scenarios that could have happened there, as well".

"You know, I felt like I just flushed it coming home, which was a nice feeling".

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