Tiger Woods: Masters win follows career doubts and changes children's perspective

Tiger Woods and amateur Edoardo Molinari of Italy with brother and caddie Francesco Molinari on the fourth tee during the second round of The Masters at the Augusta National Golf Club

Tiger Woods reacts as he wins the 2019 Masters.

Augusta National officials had scrapped the usual 18th-green presentation of the green jacket, wanting to clear the course before expected severe weather moved in.

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 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.

"It's insane to think a 43-year-old who has experienced every high and every low and has just won his 15th major is chasing the same dream as a 3-year-old", the ad read, before showing a video of Woods as a child saying, "I'm gonna beat Jack Nicklaus".

"At the previous champions dinner I was really struggling and missed a couple of years playing in this great tournament and now be champion with 22 years between the wins".

Joe LaCava, the caddie who stayed with Woods even when he didn't play for the better part of two years, said they have talked about the record. "I feel like I got full Masters experience".

It had been 11 years since Tiger Woods had last won a major tournament.

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"It's overwhelming, because of what has transpired", said Woods.

Those controversies, not to mention his being limited to just 24 tournament starts in four years from 2014, saw him written off by some observers and he told 18-time major victor Jack Nicklaus he "was done" at the Masters Champions Dinner in 2017. "I just watched him win with my 7 yr old".

Koepka has said all week he was focused on his own game and not worrying about what anyone else is doing, but that could prove tough come Sunday with the leaders playing right behind him.

"I think that I've driven a lot more youth to the game", Woods said. I just couldn't be more happy, more excited.

A fallen hero, a crippled star, Woods is a Masters champion again. "I'm just enjoying 15", Woods said.

Since his last major win, he had taken an "indefinite break" from golf in 2009 after admissions of infidelity and the breakdown of his marriage.

This was one is sure to at least rival it. "I learned from those, and was able to seal the deal today".

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