Rick Zamperin: Tiger Woods is still the master at Augusta

Rick Zamperin: Tiger Woods is still the master at Augusta

Rick Zamperin: Tiger Woods is still the master at Augusta

Woods, 43, shot a 2-under par score of 70 to win his first green jacket since 2005, ending a near 15-year drought at the Masters while also getting him his first overall major victory for the first time since the 2008 U.S. Open.

Tennis giant Serena Williams led the tributes, saying she was "literally in tears" watching his comeback performance.

New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, who won a record sixth Super Bowl this past February, joked that he was plotting how to match the number of major golf championships Woods has now accumulated.

National Basketball Association stars LeBron James and Steph Curry also expressed their admiration, although Curry hoped for a little more from Woods as a result of him claiming a fifth green jacket.

Tiger Woods has bounced back from a 10-year lean spell to win the US Golf Masters at Augusta. I know that I made a few mistakes the last couple tournaments, but it just felt like it was there.

Sunday's victory by Tiger was massive in more ways than one.

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"To have my kids there, it's come full circle; my dad was here (when I won) in 1997 and now I'm the dad with two kids here".

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.

Yes, he's a major champion again.

They will tee off at 9:20 am ET (1320 GMT) as officials pushed up start times in a desperate bid to get the season's first major across the finish line before storms hit.

At Carnoustie it was Woods who stumbled on the back nine while leading. But on Sunday it was Molinari who slipped up, with the 36-year-old from Turin finding the water at the 12th and 15th.

It is said the Masters does not truly begin until the back nine on Sunday and that held true as Woods and Molinari parred the ninth to head into the turn with everything to play for.

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