Tiger Woods Wins Masters, His 15th Major Golf Championship

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Tiger Woods has won a fifth Masters.

The win comes 22 years after his first win at Augusta in 1997, and 14 his since his previous triumph on the course in 2005.

Tiger Woods has captured his 15th major championship and fifth Masters title with a one-shot victory at Augusta National.

Woods defeated fellow golfers Dustin Johnson, Xander Schauffle, and Brooks Koepeka by one stroke each, though it was just one part of a very dramatic Sunday - one that included tee times being moved ahead due to the threat of severe weather coming later this evening in Augusta.

Woods finished at 13-under 275 and became, at 43, the oldest Masters champion since Nicklaus won his sixth green jacket at 46 in 1986.

In 2002 he emulated Nick Faldo and Jack Nicklaus in winning back-to-back Masters.

Players from across the sport offered congratulations to the champion on social media, including Nicklaus, who said the win was "fantastic for the game of golf".

Woods was helped into the green jacket by last year's victor Patrick Reed.

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Tiger Woods celebrates after sinking his putt to win the Masters.

"I was as patient as I've been in a number of years out there", Woods said.

In 2008, grimacing in pain with almost every step, he beat Rocco Mediate in a playoff to win the US Open and despite ever increasing injury troubles his 14th major title appeared to have him within comfortable reach of Nicklaus's record of 18.

"To have the opportunity to come back like this, you know it's probably one of the biggest wins I've ever had for sure". "So I enjoy it, it's fun, getting definitely more comfortable with it as every major goes by". So maybe next time it will be better for me, but it was nice to be out with him.

"I think the kids are starting to understand how much the game means to me", Woods added.

Even with the subsequent double bogey, Molinari was still in the hunt until a poorly played 15th hole, compounded by a bit of bad luck, finally sunk him. His birdie putt on the 18th from just outside 10 feet missed, and he had to settle for a 70. "I learned from those, and was able to seal the deal today".

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