Tiger’s back in green

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Tiger’s back in green

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Lane Penley, Staff Writer

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Every April, the Masters Tournament rolls into the beautiful greens of Augusta National golf course, and the most prestigious golf event of the year takes place over four days.

This year the purse was a hefty $11.5 million, and on Sunday afternoon, legend Tiger Woods would hold on to take home the winnings. This was the first major event win for him since 2008 and his fifth Masters Championship (first since 2005). The only person ahead of him in that category is Jack Nicklaus, who has six Masters victories. Woods also has 15 major wins, only 3 away from the legendary Nicklaus (18).

Woods has struggled over the past few years with injuries and many other things in his journey back to fame, but he has proven that you cannot let past situations affect your future. Many people said that he would never be the same golfer that he once was, but he persevered and shocked the entire world by winning this and beat out the best possible competition to get there.

In the first two days of the tournament, Woods hovered just outside the top ten, which is still respectable in the 87-player field. But on Saturday, he clawed up to the top 5, and people really started to talk about the possibility of him winning. By Sunday, he found himself sitting in the top 3, setting himself up with a perfect opportunity to pass leaders Francesco Molinari and Xander Schauffele. When the opponents would find the water hazards and sand traps, Woods would find nothing but the green, sinking crucial putts and doing everything required to take the reins and win the tournament.

Woods finished -13 and shot no more than 70 during the whole tournament. Now it is time to see if he can keep the ball rolling and stay consistent, but we have a pretty good idea so far that Tiger is back.

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