Punter scores record win on Tiger Woods' Masters victory

Tiger Woods reacts to his birdie putt on 15 during the second round of the Masters golf tournament Friday

It marks his 15th major title and his first since 2008.

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

Even a bogey at the last could not wipe the huge grin off Tiger's face as he basked in the glory of victory on the grandest stage, having feared he would never play again following a series of troublesome back injuries.

To Tiger Woods the joyous scene by the 18th green confirmed that his career, if not his life, has come "full circle". "I'm at a loss for words really". 79-year-old Nicklaus posted on Twitter.

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"That win at East Lake was a big confidence-booster for me because I had come close past year a couple times, which still have to get it across the finish line, and I didn't quite do it", said Woods, who will rise to sixth when the world rankings are updated on Monday.

Last week, a bettor wagered $US85,000 that Woods would break his 11-year drought in the Majors at Augusta National at the odds of $15.

Woods now has 15 major titles overall, just three behind Jack Nicklaus' record of 18. So East Lake was a big step for me, confirming that I could still win out here and against the best players. Leader Francesco Molinari (-13) is scheduled to go off with Tony Finau (-11) and Tiger Woods (-11) at 9:20 a.m. ET.

At Carnoustie it was Woods who stumbled on the back nine while leading. It could have gone so many different ways, and I just kept hanging in there until the last couple of holes. I am so happy for him and for the game of golf.

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