LPGA players see the benefits of the rebirth of Tiger Woods

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Tiger Woods on Sunday claimed his first victory in more than five years, completing a two-shot win at the Tour Championship to crown a fairy-tale comeback after a almost two-year absence.

Woods' Tour Championship win was not just popular in the Woods household and among the masses of golf fans; it was wildly popular among his fellow players, with many of his Ryder Cup teammates waiting on the 18th green to congratulate him after his win Sunday.

After four back surgeries many thought he would never win again but he proved those doubters wrong with a remarkable victory at the Tour Championship yesterday.

A year ago, he was recovering from a fourth back surgery.

Billy Horschel closed the gap to four shots after after a four-under-par final round 66, but Woods looked to be in control.

Woods walked off to a big kiss from girlfriend Erica Herman and a hug from agent Mark Steinberg as security tried to keep the frenzied fans at bay.

As Woods returns to the winners' circle on the PGA Tour, it's revived hopes that he can challenge again at a Major and attempt to catch Jack Nicklaus 18 Majors record anew. "I just didn't know if I could ever piece together a golf swing".

Kim Kaufman, who just wrapped up her fifth LPGA season, said watching Woods play while growing up inspired her to play golf.

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Woods very almost won the FedExCup too, but Britain's Justin Rose birdied the 18th to secure top spot and the £7.6million prize.

No player has won more than one major after turning 43, as Woods will at the end of the year, but Nicklaus thinks times are very different now.

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He added, "It's hard to believe I won the Tour Championship". "I didn't know if this would ever happen again", he said.

When Woods tapped home his 71st and final stroke of the day he did not unleash the balled-fist uppercut of old but instead bent calmly to retrieve his ball amid yet another surrounding roar - and then, finally, his wait was over too, raising both arms to the sky to join the rolling celebration.

The success was naturally fulfilled by a flooding of congratulatory messages on social networks especially by the President of United States Donald J. Trump in his tweet, with golf names and also greats excited to invite Tiger back right into the winding layer. The walk from the putting green snakes some 80 yards across the road and through a gallery, and everyone could hear him coming from the procession of cheering.

"Well, when I came out here, there was no internet", Woods said jokingly to ESPN. Bridgestone Golf, which signed Woods in 2016, posted a tribute video on social media moments after he won.

With the remainder of the 30-man field struggling to make any inroads, Woods then played solid if unspectacular golf to keep a stranglehold on the lead.

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