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Back in the Woods

Story by Kyle Keegan | Sports Editor

The Masters is one of the most prestigious tournaments in the PGA with even presidents taking part of it. Each hole is named after a special flower that aligns it making the course even more beautiful. A total of 53 players have won the Masters with Tiger Woods leaving with the green jacket last Sunday.

In Augusta, Ga, Woods captured his first major win in over 10 years and 15th total, only behind all-time leader Jack Nicklaus. He shot a two under in his final round putting him at 13 under for the tournament, enough to finish on top of the four players that sat behind him at 12 under.

Getting to the spot where he is was no easy work. He had never rallied behind on the last day which made this win even more surprising. Francesco Molinari held the lead going into the last day. However, thanks to two shots that went into the water on the second nine, he lost it. Molinari finished tied for fifth with a 74 on his final day which could be known as one of the biggest chokes of the Masters.

This win by Woods was classified as one of the best comebacks by a player ever. He came off of a serious injury and issues non-related to golf which held him back for years. However, he was able to push through and keep on working hard which led him to his win. He was awarded the Ben Hogan award which is annual prize given by Friends of Golf and the Golf Coaches Association of America. President Trump also awarded him the medal of freedom.

The future of Woods is unclear, however he is projected to win the PGA Championship with 8-1 odds. This tournament doesn't happen for another month so for now, Tiger Woods walks home with his fifth green jacket.

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