​Tiger Woods is back, baby. The most polarizing figure in golf just put on the coveted green jacket for the fifth time his career. His last ​Masters victory prior to Sunday came all the way back to 2005. And he cinched it with this simple putt.

Euphoria.


Woods shot an incredible -13, winning the tournament by a stroke over runners-up Dustin Johnson, Brooks Koepka and Xander Schauffele.

What makes Woods' Masters victory even more special is the fact that the star golfer had missed two tourneys in 2016 and 2017 before returning last year. To round into form so quickly and come out victorious is a miraculous feat for the 43-year-old.


Woods was able to pull of the win despite taking an ​accidental slide tackle to the ankle from a security guard who slipped on the wet terrain on Friday. 

 

After a strong start, Woods scored a -2 on Sunday to improve to -13 on the tournament, which was enough to earn his fifth Masters title. 

Woods' victory was his 15th Major win of his career, three fewer than Jack Nicklaus' 18. If Woods can keep up his form, he could soon secure the title of the greatest golfer of all-time, his pursuit of Nicklaus' title total now rejuvenated.

Nicklaus is still the all-time Masters champion with his six victories, but this win puts Woods within striking distance. 


Entering the day at -11 off the back of a 68 (-4) and a 67 (-5) on Friday and Saturday, he posted a 70 (-2) in Round 1 and the same score in Round 4 to cap off his victory. 


One fan, who ​bet $85,000 on Woods to win the tournament, is a very, very happy individual right now, walking away with more than $1 million lining his pockets.