After nearly a decade of struggles both on and off the links, Tiger Woods is back on top.
On Sunday, Woods put it all together at Augusta National Golf Club to win his fifth Masters, and the coveted Green Jacket.
Woods played like a four-time Masters champion in the final round with birdies on Nos. 15 and 16 to give him just enough cushion to hold off Brooks Koepka, Dustin Johnson and Xander Schauffele to earn his 15th major championship.
Woods had gone nearly 11 years since he won his last major, 14 years since that green jacket was slipped over his Sunday red shirt. He made it worth the wait, closing with a 2-under 70 for a one-shot victory and setting off a scene of raw emotion.
He scooped up 10-year-old Charlie, born a year after Woods won his 14th major at Torrey Pines in the 2008 U.S Open. He hugged his mother and then 11-year-old daughter Sam, and everyone else in his camp that stood by him through a public divorce, an embarrassing DUI arrest from a concoction of painkillers and four back surgeries, the most recent one just two years ago to fuse his lower spine.
Woods is now three major titles behind Jack Nicklaus (18) on the all-time list. It was his 81st victory on the PGA Tour, one title away from the career record held by Sam Snead.