Tiger Woods wins first tournament in five years 3 years ago

Tiger Woods wins first tournament in five years

Tiger Woods has recorded his first tournament win since 2013

Woods won the season-ending Tour Championship in Atlanta by two shots, enough to claim his 80th PGA Tour title and his first since returning to the game from spinal surgery.

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"I had a hard time not crying on the last hole," Woods admitted. "I had to suck it up and hit some shots. Once I got the ball on the green, it was done. I could handle it from there."

Woods had started the day with a three-shot lead over Justin Rose and Rory McIlroy. The American's one-over 71 was enough for him to clinch victory.

McIlroy slipped from contention as the day went on while Rose secured the overall FedEx Cup by finishing tied fourth.

Woods' last tournament victory came in August 2013 at the WGC Bridgestone Invitational. He is now just two short of Sam Snead's all-time PGA Tour title record of 82.

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Woods will now turn his attention to the Ryder Cup, which takes place next week in France.