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After an absence of nearly 11 years, injuries, scandal, people questioning whether he can ever win another major championship and asking that question himself, Tiger Woods has won career major 15 at the Masters.
Sunday’s victory at Augusta National is Woods’ first major championship since the 2008 U.S. Open at Torrey Pines and his fifth win at the Masters, the last coming in 2005. His fifth green jacket leaves him one short of the six won by Jack Nicklaus and three short of the 18 overall majors won by the Golden Bear.
Playing in the final group, a birdie on the 15th hole put Woods into sole possession of top spot, a one-shot lead with three holes to play as overnight leader Francesco Molinari clipped a tree branch and dunked a shot in the water before coming away with his second double bogey of the day, the other coming at 12.
He extended his lead to two shots with a birdie on 16. He parred 17 and bogeyed 18 to finish the day with a two-under 70. At 13 under, Woods was one better than Dustin Johnson, Xander Schauffele and Brooks Koepka. Webb Simpson,Tony Finau and Molinari tied for fifth, each at 11 under.
Corey Conners, who got into the Masters courtesy of his first PGA Tour win last week at the Valero Texas Openm finished with a 76 after three consecutive rounds under par to tie for 46th at even par.
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