AUGUSTA, Ga. (KWWL) — Tiger Woods surged on the back nine to shoot 13 under par for the tournament and capture the title at the 2019 Masters. The victory marked his fifth title at Augusta, his 15th overall major championship, but the first since winning the U.S. Open on June 6, 2008.
Woods finished the tournament with birdies on three of the final six holes. He first captured a the share of the lead on the 12th hole when playing partner Francesco Molinari came up short and put a ball in the water on the par 3. Molinari double-bogeyed the hole, while Woods’ par knotted up the match at -12. Woods gained the outright lead with a birdy at the 15th to move to 13 under par.
Tiger Woods fifth Masters’ title came 14 years after his last win at Augusta.