Five things you need to know about Tiger Woods

Tiger Woods in the hunt for the lead at the Masters after sinking six birdies on Day 3 at Augusta

Count Tom Watson among those who think golf will get a boost from Tiger Woods' comeback victory in The Masters on Sunday in Augusta, Georgia.

When his final tap in bogey putt disappeared into the cup, Woods delivered one of his trademark fist pumps and then raised both arms in the air while screaming in absolute delight as the crowd chanted, "Tiger, Tiger, Tiger".

Not since 2008 had Woods finished at the top of a major leaderboard but that changed at Augusta, where the 43-year-old carded a two-under-par to reign supreme.

Nike Inc's long-time brand ambassador Tiger Woods gave investors another reason to cheer on Monday, after the world's biggest name in golf won the Masters, pushing the company's stock higher.

Schauffele scored 4-under-par 68 and tied Dustin Johnson and Brooks Koepka at 12 under. Woods also joins Nicklaus as the only player to have won the Masters in three different decades after he clinched his first as a 21-year-old in 1997.

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At FanDuel's sports book, 21 percent of the futures bets placed on the Masters were on Woods to win it all, a slanted total that resulted in a net loss of more than $1 million.

Woods lost his impeccable image to a sex scandal.

"I don't ever pull against anybody", Nicklaus said. This year, my finishes don't really reflect it, but I was starting to shape the golf ball the way that I know I can, which I needed for this week.

"I'll tell him I was there when Tiger won his 15th major in the final group", Finau said.

"Now I'm able to play golf again, and do it at an elite level again, which is something I'm just very blessed to be able to have that opportunity again", Woods said.

Thought likely never to play the game professionally again Woods was in so much pain with his back that he himself once whispered to a fellow US Masters victor at the traditional Champions' Dinner that he was done, suggesting his playing days were over.

"I had serious doubts after what transpired a couple years ago", said Woods.

"But just to have them there, and then now to have them see their Pops win, just like my Pops saw me win here, it's pretty special", he added with a smile. "I could barely walk".

Getty Francesco Molinari and Tiger Woods dueled for the 2019 Masters. I couldn't sit. Couldn't lay down.

"Love people who are great under pressure", Trump wrote.

That, as defined by major victories, belongs to Jack Nicklaus, whose 18 major victories were spread over 24 years, from the 1962 U.S. Open to the 1986 Masters. Golf is about not just great shots but also managing your misses, and with a little luck, Woods did that.

"But I did have my 30 seconds in the sun with the lead and it was a really cool feeling, and it just proves to my team and I that we can contend and that we can win on this property".

"We actually want our players to get their wins", DraftKings' Jamie Shea said. But I certainly wouldn't want Tiger to be hurt and not to be able to do it.

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