Tiger Woods won the Tour Championship on Sunday, beating a 30-man field that included 18 of the top 20 players in the world rankings to end a five-year title drought and complete a career revival almost as inconceivable as his painful descent from the pinnacle of golf.
Woods, 42, triumphed in vintage form, owning the course at East Lake Golf Club from Day 1 with a performance that was equal parts magical and methodical. A small slip on the back nine on Sunday provided some extra drama, but Woods would not be denied.
He entered the final round with a three-stroke lead over his nearest challengers and a perfect 23-0 record when entering the final round leading by at least three strokes.
According to The New York Times, after walking off the 18th green, Woods was surrounded and hugged by golfing’s elite, including Justin Rose, the winner of the FedEx Cup playoffs, and Rickie Fowler, who was paired with Woods in the first round of this tournament.