Professional golfer Tiger Woods won his first major tournament title in 5 years today, capping a year of near misses and frustrating losses, by capturing the PGA Championship at the East Lake Golf Club in Atlanta. It was his 80th PGA tour title.
He parred the last hole to shoot 1-over-par 70 and beat Billy Horschel by two strokes.
Woods now trails Sam Snead, who won 82 times, for the most victories in PGA Tour history.
Woods has gone through many tribulations over the last 10 years; some of his own making. His downfall began with his marital infidelities and eventual divorce from Swedish model Elin Nordegren. This was followed by 4 surgeries for back and nerve issues, a publicized driving under the influence arrest in 2017, and, oh yeah, the inherent fight against Father Time. With a new influx of young golfers in the professional game, many of whom looked up to Tiger Woods as a role model, the competition is stiffer than ever.
This is a victory for Tiger Woods to savor. A comeback for the ages and return to past glories. When the 2019 golf season opens with the Masters in April, he will be the favorite to win. Something golf fans for many years were used to hearing.