Tiger Woods wins Tour Championship to complete one of greatest sporting comebacks ever

TIGER WOODS stormed to victory in the Tour Championship to complete one of the greatest comebacks in sports history.

Woods, 42, finished two shots clear of second-placed Billy Horschel for his first win since August 2013 – some 1,876 days ago.

 Woods finished on -11 after a final round of 71 at East Lake, Atlanta

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Woods finished on -11 after a final round of 71 at East Lake, Atlanta
 Woods went into the final round leading by three stokes and was not threatened

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Woods went into the final round leading by three stokes and was not threatened

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During that time he had to learn to walk again after suffering debilitating back pain and overcome a second public humiliation after being arrested for driving under the influence last May.

He slumped to world No1,199 and was written off as a spent force who would never win again after undergoing make-or-break spinal fusion surgery.

It was only 12 months ago he was given the OK by doctors to start chipping again.

Not now. He’s back. And this was like the all-conquering Woods of old.

 Tiger was solid throughout and sunk eight pars after his birdie on the first

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Tiger was solid throughout and sunk eight pars after his birdie on the first
 His first blip of the round came on the tenth hole when he missed the fairway with his drive

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His first blip of the round came on the tenth hole when he missed the fairway with his drive

One by one the challengers fell away just like they used to.

Even this time it was the ‘new breed’, in the shape of playing partner Rory McIlroy, who slumped to a disastrous final round at East Lake.

And it almost got a whole lot better for Woods, precisely £7.65million better, but Justin Rose birdied the par-five 18th to secure the FedEx Cup.

A long list of permutations were all met as Rose made his way down the 18th fairway, but he secured the birdie to net a healthy bonus.

But the day, and the weekend, rightly belonged to Tiger, who finished it off with a par as he held tried to hold back the tears.

Next up for them, it's Le Golf National and the Ryder Cup with a red-hot Tiger coming off the back of his 80th career title.

 Rory McIlroy endured a difficult afternoon despite going into the final round with a tie for second

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Rory McIlroy endured a difficult afternoon despite going into the final round with a tie for second
 Woods won his last tournament at the Bridgestone Invitational in August 2013

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Woods won his last tournament at the Bridgestone Invitational in August 2013

TIGER WOODS stormed to victory in the Tour Championship to complete one of the greatest comebacks in sports history.