Tiger Woods ended a frustrating victory drought of just over two years when he clinched the Chevron World Challenge by one shot on Sunday, holing a six-foot birdie putt at the last.
A stroke behind fellow American Zach Johnson overnight, Woods fired a 3-under-par 69 at Sherwood Country Club to claim the 95th tournament win of his career — but his first since 2009, when he won the Australian Masters.
Woods, whose world ranking plummeted from number one to 52nd while he struggled for fitness and form over the last two years with his private life in tatters, came from one shot behind with two holes to play to post a 10-under total of 278.
He drained a 15-footer at the par-3 17th before coolly knocking in a six-footer on the 18th green and then celebrating with a roundhouse sweep through the air with his right arm.
Asked to describe his feelings after ending his lengthy title drought, Woods replied: “It feels awesome. I know it’s been a while, but also for some reason it feels like it hasn’t (been a while) because when I was coming down the stretch I felt so comfortable.”