Tiger Woods had won his last tournament in August 2013. It was the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational which brought him his 79th PGA Tour title. Now, he has claimed the Tour Championship and proved that determination is what counts most. While many had written him off because of his battle against injuries, the legendary golfer knew that he could return to form and turn the tables on his critics. He was ranked 1,199 nearly a year back and today he has won a major tournament.

BBC reports that Tiger Woods underwent spinal fusion surgery which restricted his movements but he brushed it aside and has been able to prove his point.

His age is now 42 and his victory in the Tour Championship at East Lake, Atlanta, was his first in five years. Without a doubt, it was a remarkable recovery.

Woods was confident of success

A game like golf takes a heavy toll on the muscles, especially the back and the spine. Last year, Tiger Woods underwent his third surgery in 19 months. It was to cure the pain in his back and leg and he was worried. He felt multiple operations could have an adverse effect on his performance and he might not be able to come back to competitive golf.

However, he did return in November 2017 to participate in the Hero World Challenge.

As far as the PGA Tour in 2018 goes, he was the runner-up in the US PGA Championship. On the win, he said - "I loved every bit of it, the fight, the grind, and the tough conditions.” England's Justin Rose has complimented him on his game and said – “it was just a matter of time and I'm so happy for him."

Tiger Woods won his first major championship at the Masters in April 1997 and within two months, turned a professional in June.

Subsequently, his career progressed like a dream till November 2009. That was when there was a minor accident outside his Florida home that led to estranged relations his wife Elin Nordegren. They divorced in 2010 and Woods also had a brush with the law on DUI charges. However, in 2013 he went on to win his 79th PGA Tour title at the WGC Bridgestone Invitational.

His next target is the Ryder Cup in Europe

According to Telegraph UK, those who had gathered at the East Lake in Atlanta were surprised at the way Tiger Woods reclaimed his lost glory. It was obvious that he had conquered his setbacks, both physical and mental, to notch up history. One year ago he faced difficulties in walking and he has now won his 80th title. His attention is focused on the Ryder Cup in Paris. He is a part of the US team and will try to win it on European soil. Woods hopes to play an important role in this challenge.