American professional golfer, Tiger Woods, made a powerful comeback at the PGA Tour Championship in Atlanta, Georgia, following a two-year hiatus from the game, in which it seemed at times he may never play again.
The 42-year-old, who has won 14 majors, raised his arms in delight when he finished 11-under-par, as thousands of fans cheered in celebration. Filled with emotions, he said he held back the tears as he reached the 18th green before winning his first tournament in five years. He said:
“I was having a hard time not crying coming up the last hole.
“I kept saying ‘Hey, I could still play this out of bounds’. But once I got the ball on the green I gave (caddie) Joey (LaCava) a high five because I knew it was done.”
He said he had loved every minute despite it being “a grind”. Woods added:
“It’s been tough. I’ve had a not-so-easy last couple of years. I’ve worked my way back. I couldn’t have done it without the help of all the people around me.
“Some of the other players knew what I was struggling with. It was really special to see them at the green on 18. It’s just hard to believe I won the Tour Championship.”