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Francesco Molinari

After battling to overhaul 54-hole leader Francesco Molinari of Italy, Woods birdied the par-5 13 to join a lead pack of five at 12-under.

Woods had gone almost 11 years since he won his last major, 14 years since that green jacket was slipped over his Sunday red shirt.

At Carnoustie it was Woods who stumbled on the back nine while leading.

CBS said that made the rerun the third-highest-rated golf broadcast on any network this year.

There's also the sheer impressiveness of what he accomplished this weekend: Tiger hadn't won a major tournament since the 2008 U.S. Open and endured several back surgeries (the medication from which he blamed on his 2017 DUI arrest) that even he likely figured would end his storied career.

While some might attribute the victory to Woods' masterful display of ball-striking and excellent command of the notoriously tricky Augusta National Golf Course, they don't tell the entire story. It's fun. I mean, you watch him walk down after he won on 18 there, I mean, it's just a monsoon of people. "I see that Tiger Woods has 14 and I've always wanted to catch him!"

It had been 14 years since he last won the Masters - no one had ever gone that long between green jackets.

Nicklaus, 23-times tennis grand slam victor Serena Williams, Super Bowl champion Tom Brady also applauded the victory on Twitter while swimmer Michael Phelps, the victor of a record 23 Olympic gold medals, was at Augusta National to cheer Woods on.

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Sunday's thrilling victory puts the former world No.1 just three majors behind the all-time record of Jack Nicklaus.

"It's hard to really feel bad about how I played, just because I just witnessed history", Schauffele said. But I had a good feeling that the way I was [playing] that I was going to be in the mix. "To have the opportunity to come back like this, it's probably one of the biggest wins I've ever had for sure because of it".

Tiger Woods celebrates after sinking his winning putt.

Now, with Woods taking aim at Nicklaus again, with Bethpage Black hosting the PGA Championship next month and Pebble Beach hosting the U.S. Open in two months, all these young guys are reduced to something significantly less.

His most poignant comments were about his family, however, remembering how his late father came out for his first victory in 1997 despite being sick and how special it was to have his mother and two children on hand for this one.

"I had serious doubts (about my golf future) after what transpired a couple years ago", Woods said, referring to his back problems.

"To be able to do that against Rory [McIlroy] and Rosey [Justin Rose] there gave me a lot of confidence going into this year, and I said, you know, just keep building on it and let's try to get the mind and body peaking towards Augusta". I kept doing all the little things correctly. "But in my lifetime, I don't think I've seen a comeback like this".

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