Tiger Woods has described his 15th major and fifth Augusta National Masters trophy as his biggest win ever.

It was an epic comeback for the 43 year-old American, who was once bogged down by career-threatening injury, to win the 83rd Masters on Sunday, with an unprecedented back-nine rally.

Ending an 11-year major drought, the 43-year-old American superstar — who underwent spinal fusion surgery in 2017 due to chronic back pain — seized his first major title since the 2008 US Open.

A gritty two-under 70 clinched a one-shot victory over Dustin Johnson, Brooks Koepka and Xander Schauffele and earned the 43-year-old a 15th major title that many thought would never come.

Unsurprisingly, the triumph also renewed talks of Woods making a run at Jack Nicklaus’s record of 18 majors.

Not since the 2008 U.S. Open had Woods hoisted a major trophy and the last of his four Augusta titles came in 2005.

But after a beaming Woods slipped on his fifth Green Jacket, he will be aware that Sunday’s win has brought him tantalisingly close to another Nicklaus record – that of six Augusta titles.

The victory also marked the first time Woods had reached the winner’s circle at major without leading after 54 holes.

 

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