Considering where Tiger Woods was just 16 months ago, there was reason to believe he'd never compete again, let alone contend on a regular basis on the PGA Tour. After doing that on numerous occasions this season, Woods finally capitalized on Sunday at East Lake Golf Club in Atlanta, capturing the Tour Championship, and his 80th career tour victory, with a final-round one-over 71.
The early part of Woods' final round had a familiar feel, one where Woods grabbed hold of a tournament on Sunday and never let go. But this isn't the Tiger of 2000 or even 2013. There would still be a few bumps on the way in, but ultimately, he gave himself enough cushion that three bogeys on his final nine holes still allowed him to cruise to a two-shot victory over Billy Horschel.
Even though many scenarios fell his way, Woods won't be walking away with his third FedEx Cup title, as Justin Rose's T-4 finish earned him the $10 million prize. For Rose, it's a nice bow on a season that saw him win twice and end the year as the No. 1 player in the world.
Rory McIlroy, who played alongside Woods in the final group, struggled in another final round, posting a 74 to finish in a tie for seventh.
Up-to-the-minute leader board and other scoring information for the 2018 Tour Championship, East Lake Golf Club in Atlanta, Ga., September 20-23, 2018