Tiger Woods delivers sight so many golf fans feared was gone forever 1 year ago

Tiger Woods delivers sight so many golf fans feared was gone forever

Tiger Woods recorded his first tournament win since 2013 and took home a cheque for $1.6m in the process.

The 42-year-old began the final day at -12 and three clear of Justin Rose and Rory McIlroy. He ended up winning by two but both the English- and Irishman dropped back after respective rounds of 73 and 74, leaving Bill Horschel on his own in second.

He claimed 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.

From as early as the first drive on the first hole, Woods was sending out statements.

Having struggled off the tee in the PGA Championship, he smote a drive deep down the first fairway and gave it the signature club twirl.

Woods was four clear going to the 16th tee but dropped shots on that and the 17th, keeping the massive galleries that followed him on their toes, and adding to the drama.

He composed himself to get on the final green in two and give himself two shots to make a final par.

The crowds following him around the course were staggering:

"I had a hard time not crying on the last hole," Woods admitted after his round.

"I had to suck it up and hit some shots. Once I got the ball on the green, I gave Joey (my caddy) a high five because it was done. I could handle it from there."

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 ofย Sam Snead's all-time PGA Tour title record of 82.

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