Tiger Woods does it like nobody else.
Tiger Woods does it like nobody else.Source: Supplied

LIKE nothing we’ve ever seen before.

Tiger Woods’ Tour Championship win was special for many reasons; his past drama and injuries, the fact a guy who’d won 79 times before might never do it again — despite a stellar 2018 — or just how many fans were brought back to the game of golf because of his presence alone.

The final round, more so the final hole, will be remembered for years to come. The usually unmissable Tiger Red lost in a sea of fans; all wanting their view of history.

Tiger's moment of glory

Tiger’s moment of glory

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“I was having a hard time not crying coming up to the last hole,” Woods said of the 18th.

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TIGER Woods is a winner on the PGA Tour again and now, anything seems possible.

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Not just for the 14-time major winner who literally couldn’t pick himself off the floor last year as he lay in crippling back pain. But for just about anyone.

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Woods’ two-stroke win at the Tour Championship on Monday didn’t just mark his return to the winner’s circle – a place he hasn’t been since 2013. It showed miracles do happen.

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HE’S DONE IT! TIGER WOODS ENDS 1876-DAY DROUGHT

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“The amount of times I’ve fallen because my leg didn’t work or I just had to lay on the ground in pain for extended periods of time. Those are some really dark, dark times. I’m a walking miracle,” Woods said earlier this year. That was when he was simply competing again.

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Now the 42-year-old, four times surgically repaired, has once again conquered the world’s best – doing so at the biggest event of the FedEx Cup.

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He claimed victory at East Lake – and second place in the season-long standings – by converting a three-shot, 54-hole lead into his 80th PGA Tour win.

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Woods had never lost in his career when carrying at least a three-shot lead into the final round – and he still hasn’t after his 24th win from that position. He is now 43 from 45 when converting any solo 54-hole lead into a win.

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Whether Tiger could maintain the stunning conversion rates – which hadn’t been tested in five years – was just part of the intrigue on Monday morning.

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Would he be just as ruthless as he was 20 years ago, a time when other golfers trembled in his presence?

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A time when it was only a question of when he would become statistically the greatest golfer of all time after winning 14 majors in 12 seasons.

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A time before his personal life and marriage publicly unravelled in 2009 amid revelations of multiple affairs.

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A time before his spine needed to be fused and his swing repeatedly rebuilt to simply allow him to swing the golf club without pain.

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A time before he bungled his prescription drugs before getting behind the wheel and being charged with reckless driving last year.

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You bet.

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Woods started his round with a birdie before consolidating his lead with eight straight pars. His nearest competition, Justin Rose, dropped a shot in the same period to allow Woods to make the turn five shots in the lead.

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He may have stumbled on the tenth when he pushed his drive right and was forced to chip out sideways and take a bogey. But he was untouchable to the chasing pack, also containing Rory McIlroy and Dustin Johnson.

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Heading up the last he carried a two-shot lead. Woods put his approach shot into the bunker but held his nerve to walk away with a par and the win.

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Now, one of the most prolonged comeback sagas is finally complete. It’s arguably the greatest of all time.

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