Tiger Woods makes comeback with his fifth victory at The Masters

  • Tiger Woods makes comeback with his fifth victory at The Masters

Tiger Woods makes comeback with his fifth victory at The Masters

AUGUSTA, Ga. - Citing weather concerns, Augusta National Golf Club has canceled the iconic green jacket ceremony - if the victor of the 83rd edition of the Masters is crowned on Sunday.

While disappointed, the Englishman was glad it was Tiger Woods who came out on top to win his fifth Green Jacket.

"Then I was trying to get a five on the last [hole]".

After winning his first green jacket in 1997, Woods shared the joyous moment with his father Earl, who pulled him into a huge embrace.

"A big "well done" from me to Tiger", Nicklaus tweeted.

"It's fantastic with what he's been through".

Today, Tiger Woods claimed his 15th major and fifth victory at the Masters.

Going into the final round, Woods was joint second on 11-under, two shots behind overnight leader Francesco Molinari.

His former coach Butch Harmon was commentating on Sky at the moment Woods won it and he has lauded his ex-pupil as not the greatest champion - but the greatest player ever.

"I'm a little hoarse from yelling", Woods said after the round.

"At the previous champions dinner I was really struggling and missed a couple of years playing in this great tournament and now be champion with 22 years between the wins".

"Wooooooo!" Woods screamed as he headed for the scoring room with chants of "Tiger!" He hit birdie at 13, 15 and 16 and put the hammer down. And that's when Woods seized control, again with plenty of help. It's a remake of Tiger Woods now. "I am so happy for him and for the game of golf".

Left with two putts from 15 feet for victory, the initial effort shaved the edge of the cup and ran 18 inches past but his follow-up found the centre of the cup to spark wild celebrations from Woods and the Augusta patrons.

Harmon added: "He was humbled by his own mistakes, the things he went through he created".