Tiger Woods Tour Championship run spurs ratings boost

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Tiger Woods Tour Championship run spurs ratings boost

As the Ryder Cup gears up this week, golf fans will undoubtedly find themselves glued to the TV when Tiger is competing.

After shooting an 11-under par score over four days at the 2018 Tour Championship, Woods took home the title at East Lake Golf Club with a two-shot win over Billy Horschel in Atlanta, Georgia.

Furyk and his European counterpart Thomas Bjorn heaped praise on each other's teams at a news conference at Le Golf National, where Woods was the centre of attention even though he was not present.

Sunday's wild crowd scenes in Atlanta were a flashback to the turn of the Millennium when Woods was the biggest sports star on the planet.

Spine combination surgical procedure confirmed to be the solution for the 14-time significant champ as he started his recuperation from the incapacitating injury adhering to a 4th back procedure 17 months earlier. After recuperating from his surgeries treating his back pain and missing out on the Masters for the first time in his career, Woods made a comeback to Golf via PGA Tour Championship.

"I appreciate it a little bit more than I did because I don't take it for granted that I'm going to have another decade, two decades in my future of playing golf at this level", Woods said. After Sunday's victory, he will likely be ranked 13th in the world after his seventh top-10 finish in 18 starts in 2018.

Fleetwood went on to call Woods' victory "the greatest comeback of all time".

The only scenario not now in position after three rounds is Rose, who would need to fall a few spots (and Woods win the tournament) for Woods to win his third FedExCup title.

Woods, now 42 years old, will be hoping that this long awaited victory will mark his return as a serious competitor in the major tournaments.

Michael Campbell won the US Open in 2005 by two shots over Woods.

If Woods is the current once-in-a-generation player, the help of the one Māori golfer who beat him could be enough to inspire the next generation's best. "But my overall Ryder Cup record, not having won as a player since 1999 is something that hopefully we can change".

Tiger Woods won the Tour Championship golf tournament September 23 in Atlanta, his first win in 1,876 days.

This writer had always believed Tiger's outrageous victory at the 2008 U.S. Open - essentially completed on one leg - would forever remain his greatest triumph. "To get 80 is a pretty damn good feeling".

"Him winning golf tournaments is something that's brilliant and I think we all benefit from it because, in the end, whatever it is these 24 guys are going to do this week the game of golf needs that boost of somebody like him that transcends the game to the masses, needs him at the top of the game". He appeared in almost just as many tournaments in2018 (18) than the past four years combined (19).

"80 is a big number", said Woods.

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