Tiger's back on the prowl with Ryder Cup in his sights

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Tiger Woods of the United States celebrates making a par on the 18th green to win the TOUR Championship at East Lake Golf Club on September 23, 2018 in Atlanta, Georgia.

Woods' last two years have been maligned by a host of surgeries that attempted to correct back and nerve pain.

Woods, who was two clear of compatriot Billy Horschel, said: 'I was having a hard time not crying on that last hole.

Woods has rocketed from world No 1,173 last December to 13th after finally breaking his barren spell at the PGA Tour's season-ending event.

"Tiger Woods winning golf tournaments is something that's brilliant and I think we all benefit from it, " Bjorn said. "80 is a big number". "It was neat to be part of the team, to be a part of helping the guys in any way I possibly could to make them feel comfortable, to get them into the right circumstances to allow them to play their best golf". The players who have turns at No. 1 during his absence caught the full brunt of Woods in control. 'I said, yeah, I just didn't have the tight trousers and the hair.

NBC saw a 206% ratings jump from 2017 after Tiger Woods won the PGA Tour Championship in dramatic, come-from-behind fashion.

Woods was a vice captain at the Presidents Cup a year ago this week and said he envisioned a scenario where he never returned to competition.

The 14 time major victor was literally mobbed by a multitude of excited golf fans as he sealed his first tour victory in five years. Woods is playing in the Ryder Cup with the rest of Team USA. "It means a lot more to me now in that sense because I didn't know if I'd ever be out here playing again, doing this again".

"You are getting closer and closer to the plan you set in your mind, so I am pretty confident with where I am at the moment, but let's see how the next few days go". 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. The first photo features the words "He's done" printed behind the golfer's back, while the second photo shows Woods celebrating his most recent victory and completes the sentence with "it again". To be able to have shared what I did with them at The Open this year, I had a chance, I had the lead.

But none carry the weight that Woods does even if his Ryder Cup record is poor by his previously high standards.

Woods was also on course to bag the overall FedEx Cup title until Rose hit a birdie on the final hole.

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.

"He's played really well all year", said US captain Jim Furyk of Woods on Monday.