After a day of deafening roars, Woods was overcome with emotion given his daughter, Sam, and son, Charlie, were standing beside the 18th green. When I tapped in I don't know what I did, I know I screamed.
"It will be up there with one of the hardest with all I've had to win because of what transpired in the last couple of years", added Woods.
Starting the final round two shots behind the lead, Woods bogeyed the last but a two-under-par 70 gave him a 13-under-par (275) total on Sunday, with Dustin Johnson (68), Xander Schauffele (68) and Brooks Koepka (70) tied second one shot behind.
Woods now has 15 major titles overall, just three behind Jack Nicklaus' record of 18.
In general, bookies were the biggest losers after this year's masters as odds on Tiger to win were low, yet this did not deter punters from believing that he could make the spectacular come back that he did.
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"My mum was here and she was here in 97 as well".
The victory also marked the first time Woods had reached the winner's circle at major without leading after 54 holes.
Professionally, it's an impressive comeback for sure after Woods' was forced to undergo surgeries for back and leg injuries that almost ended his career. Overnight leader Francesco Molinari title charge collapsed with two double bogeys.
In a desperate attempt to get the season's first major across the finish line before the storm hit, officials pushed up start times and sent golfers off in threesomes from both the first and 10th tees. Here, 22 years later, he hugged his children.
The years since his last major victory have been drama-filled for Woods. I am so happy for him and for the game of golf.