Masters Golf Tiger Woods

Tiger Woods reacts as he wins the Masters golf tournament Sunday, April 14, 2019, in Augusta, Ga.

(AP/Meredith) -- The comeback is complete. Tiger Woods has his fifth Masters title.

The 43-year-old Woods shot a 2-under 70 for one-stroke victory Sunday and his 15th major championship. But it was his first since the 2008 U.S. Open, capping a remarkable recovery from debilitating injuries and embarrassing personal problems.

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.

Masters Golf Tiger Woods

Tiger Woods hits on the 12th hole during the final round for the Masters golf tournament, Sunday, April 14, 2019, in Augusta, Ga.

Now, he's back on top with his first green jacket at Augusta National since 2005.

In a final round that was played in threesomes off both tees to stay ahead of approaching thunderstorms, Woods grabbed the outright lead for the first time with a two-putt birdie at No. 15.

Then, with Olympic champion Michael Phelps standing behind him on the tee at the par-3 16th, Woods wrapped things up by sticking an 8-iron within 2 feet of the cup for another birdie and a two-stroke lead.

Francesco Molinari began the day with a two-shot advantage over Woods and Tony Finau. But the Italian self-destructed on the back side, dunking two balls in the water on the way to double-bogeys at the 12th and 15th holes.

This is the first time Woods has ever come from behind on the final day to win a major championship, leaving him three behind Jack Nicklaus' record of 18 major titles.

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Would have been great to see the whole tournament, but CBS46 decided to give endless weather updates right in the middle of the best Masters in 30 years. Sure, you need to alert your viewers to severe weather/tornado updates - absolutely. But when your meteorologist says what needs saying in 20 seconds, then again in another 20 seconds, then a third identical message in another 20 seconds - that seems like you've done your job and anyone who hasn't taken cover... well that's on them. But no. your updates went on for-eeeeeeeeeeeeeee-verrrrrrrrrrrrr. Same info again and again and again and again, ad infinitum. A solid 20 minutes pre-empted so we could hear the exact same %$#@ information 140 times. Infuriating. I'm praying all sports just move to ESPN from now on. You guys really dropped the ball on this one.

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