Tiger caps comeback with victory at Masters, his 15th major title

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Sunday's thrilling victory puts the former world No.1 just three majors behind the all-time record of Jack Nicklaus. It also ends a almost 11-year major tournament drought for Woods, who last captured one back in 2008 at the US Open. But it's not like I can only worry about him.

Now, he's back on top with his first green jacket at Augusta National since 2005. Koepka has three major wins, including the U.S. Open and PGA Championship in 2018.

Just off the 18 green, Woods hugged his mother as he had his late father Earl in 1997 and held his children, his back more than up to the task as the crowd chanted his name, a rare tribute, and rivals congratulated him as he entered the clubhouse.

Allied to his incredible physical skills, Woods has unshakable self-belief and an ability to completely shut out the distractions that come with the territory as one of the world's most famous sportsmen.

He also set a record for the longest gap between Masters triumphs, the 14-year spread one year longer than the old mark set by South African Gary Player from 1961 to 1974.

Woods finished the final round of his 22nd Masters appearance 13 under par, winning the tournament by a single stroke over Xander Schauffele, Dustin Johnson and Brooks Koepka, who were tied for second place. Tee times in the final round have been moved up because of inclement weather expected Sunday, according to ESPN.

As tradition goes at the green jacket ceremony, the victor of last year's Masters - in this case, Patrick Reed - will bestow the newest green jacket onto the back of this year's victor.

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