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Tiger Woods wins first major title in more than a decade after superb finish at the Masters

It's taken 11 years, but Tiger Woods has finally won his 15th major title following a stunning final round at the Masters this morning.

Woods claimed his fifth green jacket this morning after shooting a two-under 70 to finish the tournament 13-under overall - one shot ahead of the chasing group of Dustin Johnson, Xander Schauffele and Brooks Koepka.

The 43-year-old donned his iconic red Nike shirt with black pants and a black cap for the final day at Augusta and started with a rollercoaster on the front nine.

After collecting a birdie on the third, Woods fell off the pace with bogeys on the fourth and fifth holes.

But the former world No. 1 recovered from those blemishes with birdies at the seventh and eighth, moving him to one-under for the round as he made his way to the back nine.

Tiger Woods smiles as he walks off the seventh tee during the final round for the Masters. Source: Associated Press

It started roughly, with Woods taking a bogey on the 10th but birdies on the 13th, 15th and 16th saw him carve out a two-shot lead with two holes to play.

Woods then held his nerve on the final two holes to claim the title.

The win is Woods' first major title since 2008 when he won the US Open. Since then, he's endured off-field issues, multiple surgeries on his back and a fall to 1199 in the world rankings. His last Masters title was in 2005.

Today's victory also made Woods the second oldest Masters winner in history - Jack Nicklaus was 46 when he won in 1986.


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