Woods and Molinari set for back-nine Masters showdown

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All eyes were on Tiger Woods, Francesco Molinari and the weather as the race for the Green Jacket turned into a sprint on Sunday with the Masters heading towards a stormy finish.

As Tiger put the famous green jacket back on, a punter was scooping up piles of greenbacks.

Two years ago he didn't know if he would play golf again, now Tiger Woods has ended an 11 year major drought to claim his fifth US Masters title after an incredible final round at Augusta.

The victory also marked the first time Woods had reached the winner's circle at major without leading after 54 holes.

Woods showed he still had the game to compete with the world's best when he triumphed in last year's Tour Championship, his first victory of any kind since 2013.

You couldn't help but smile when Woods drained his tournament-clinching putt on 18 for his fifth green jacket and followed it with an emotional celebration with his children and mother.

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A U.S. gambler was probably as excited as Tiger Woods over his victory at the Masters. Brooks Koepka, Ian Poulter, Franceso Molinari and Tony Finau all made double bogey, while overnight leader Molinari threw in a double bogey seven at the 15th for good measure.

They will tee off at 9:20 am ET (1320 GMT) as officials pushed up start times in a desperate bid to get the season's first major across the finish line before storms hit.

Paired together in the final round of last year's The Open Championship, won by the Italian at Carnoustie, Molinari and Woods found themselves in the last group again battling for a major title.

Woods, meanwhile, shook off any lingering effects of back-to-back bogeys with a tap in birdie to slice Molinari's advantage to a single stroke.

Molinari had played near flawless golf through the first three rounds, carding a single bogey, but on Sunday a bogey along with the two doubles during a miserable final round of two-over 74 left him two back of the victor.