Rose, McIlroy looking to rain on Tiger's Tour Championship parade

Rose, McIlroy looking to rain on Tiger's Tour Championship parade

Rose, McIlroy looking to rain on Tiger's Tour Championship parade

Woods won his first title in five years when he claimed the TOUR Championship in Atlanta, Georgia.

Woods, who finished with an 11-under-par aggregate 269, raised his arms in delight after the victory, with several thousand fans ringing the green roaring their appreciation.

"After he hit his second shot to the par-5 18th safely in a bunker in front of the green, the crowd came through the ropes and followed behind in a chaotic celebration", Ferguson wrote.

"But once I got the ball on the green I gave (caddie) Joey (LaCava) a high five because it was done".

"It was just a grind out there", Woods said of his final round.

"Certainly, this is going to be up there as one of my better accomplishments I've had [if I win]", Woods told NBC Sports before the tournament was over.

"Beginning of the year, that was a tall order (expecting to win) but as the year progressed I proved I could play", he said. "Just considering where I've been, what I've had to dig through and fight through, the amount of help I had to have to get to this point".

Remember: All these things must happen, and Woods still has to win his first tournament since the 2013 Bridgestone Invitational.

In the final round of the 2018 TOUR Championship, Justin Rose landed in the top five to jump up the rankings and win his first ever FedExCup.

"A lot of times they equated golf to pain because every time I did (play) I'd hurt and it'd cause me more pain and now they're seeing a little bit of joy and seeing how much fun it is for me to be able to do this again", Woods said. He would be flying out a few hours later towards France for the Ryder Cup.

After nearly a decade lost to scandal, injury and surgeries the now 42-year-old has emerged a softer version of his old self and while he has had close calls in 2018 tomorrow marks his first 54-hole lead.

Billy Horschel closed the gap to four shots after after a four-under-par final round 66, but Woods looked to be in control. He's playing so well on a very hard golf course.

At times Woods couldn't walk, and was even forced to crawl because of constant pain shooting up his back and down his leg.

Woods had been two strokes clear of his rivals before stumbling to a double-bogey on 16.

Having sat on the sidelines for 10 months a year ago while recovering from spinal fusion surgery and facing the possibility of never playing golf again, former World No.1 Woods' ranking plummeted to 1,199 in November.

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