It’s been five long years, but Tiger Woods is finally on top of the PGA Tour again.
Woods won The Tour Championship by two strokes on Sunday at East Lake, his 80th career tour victory and first since winning the Bridgestone Invitational in August of 2013.
Like the Tiger of old, he led the tournament — which he won on two other occasions — wire-to-wire, carding a one-over 71 for a final score of 11-under.
Massive crowds followed him from an opening hole birdie and built as he stood on the tee deck at 18. He launched a 348-foot drive right down the middle and strutted forward with a huge smile on his face.
Once he hit his second shot to near the green, the huge throng stormed the fairway, creating a bit of on-course chaos. A tap-in for par sent the crowd into a roaring frenzy.
While he did win the final even of the PGA Tour season, he didn’t win the FedEx Cup and $10 million. That went to Justin Rose, who birdied the final hole to finish fourth and with enough points to garner the big prize.
Next stop for Tiger and the best players in the U.S. and Europe is this weekend’s Ryder Cup in Paris, France.