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Tiger claims US Masters victory

Tiger Woods, the U.S. Team captain for the 2019 Presidents Cup, has claimed his first major in 11 years.

Ahead of arriving in Australia this December, Tiger Woods has claimed victory overnight in the US Masters.
His first major title since 2008, the win marks his fifth US Masters, 22 years on from his first in 1997.

Woods will be in Australia in December this year, captaining the U.S. team in the Presidents Cup against Ernie Els and the International Team.

The title is the 43-year-old’s 15th major, completing a stunning comeback with his first major since the U.S. Open in 2008.

In a dramatic final round, Woods shot two under par 70, finishing at 13 under and one stroke clear of Dustin Johnson, Brooks Koepka and Xander Schauffele to claim victory.

Speaking of his victory at Augusta, Woods described the victory as “overwhelming”. After embracing his children as he claimed victory, Woods said, “to have my kids there, it’s come full circle; my dad was here (when I won) in 1997 and now I’m the dad with two kids here.”

The Presidents Cup will return to Australia this year, held from 10-15 December at Royal Melbourne Golf Club. Woods will captain the U.S. Team alongside assistants Fred Couples, Zach Johnson and Steve Stricker. Leading the International Team, Els will be supported by Geoff Ogilvy, K.J. Choi, Mike Weir and Trevor Immelman.

Tickets to the 2019 Presidents Cup are recently on sale and available now at Ticketmaster.com.au.

For more information on the event and ticket types, head here.

2019 Preisdents Cup

Royal Melbourne Golf Club | 10-15 December

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