Tiger Woods wins Masters in first major victory in 11 years

Masters 2019: Tiger Woods claims 5th US Masters title

The 43-year-old's emotions ran riot on the 18th green as he exploded into frenzied celebrations with his caddie, his children and his support team before he signed for a closing two-under 70 which confirmed a winning score of 13 under par.

Although it is the first major Woods has won starting a final round behind the lead, he showed his once-dominant self when he took the outright lead with a two-putt birdie on the par-5 15th and never looked back. Tiger Woods of the US celebrates on the 18th hole to win the 2019 Masters.

Some of golf's best and brightest were also quick off the mark in congratulating their rival, including Jack Nicklaus - whose record of 18 major titles is being chased down by Woods - and Great White Shark, Greg Norman.

After a long road to recover the 43-year-old, who was ranked as low as 1,199th in 2017, clawed his way back to dawn the illustrious Green Jacket. "I'm at a loss for words really". When I tapped in I don't know what I did, I know I screamed.

Clinging to a two-stroke lead through 11 holes following a scrappy first nine Molinari was concerned his 9-iron at the 155-yard 12 hole could get caught by a gust.

All eyes were on overnight leader Francesco Molinari, who led by two shots, Woods and the weather when play began as the race for the Green Jacket turned into a final sprint with the forecast predicting rain and thunderstorms.

"It will be up there with one of the hardest with all I've had to win because of what transpired in the last couple of years", added Woods.

"You know, I felt like I just flushed it coming home, which was a nice feeling".