Tiger Woods wins Masters to end 11-year wait for major title

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Tiger Woods has competed one of sport’s greatest ever comebacks after winning his first major title in 11 years at The Masters.

The golf superstar, 43, last won a major at the 2008 US Open before his career was threatened by injury and personal problems.

He now has 15 major titles – just three behind Jack Nicklaus’ all-time record of 18.

Image: Tiger Woods raises his arms to celebrate his win

An emotional Woods hugged his girlfriend Erica Herman, daughter Sam, 11, and son Charlie, nine, following his historic win.

It is his fifth Masters title – his first since 2005 – and the first time Woods has ever come from behind on the final day to win a major championship.

Tiger Woods at the 2019 Masters

Image: Tiger Woods has won The Masters 2019

Woods took a self-imposed hiatus from professional golf from December 2009 to early April 2010 in attempt to resolve marital issues with his then wife Elin Nordegren.

It came after Woods was accused of a string of extramarital affairs by several women. The couple eventually divorced.

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After years as golf’s number one player, his ranking fell to as low as 1,199 in the world at one point.

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