Tiger Woods wins Laureus World Comeback of the Year Award

first_imgThe American had to re-engineer his golf swing due to his previous injury problems, creating doubts over whether he could return to the top having previously dominated in the sport.His triumph at East Lake came after he flirted with victory at the PGA Championship, finishing second to Brooks Koepka. Woods now has 80 PGA Tour titles and two more wins would pull him even with Sam Snead at the top of the all-time list.It is the 43-year-old’s third Laureus award, having been named Sportsman of the Year in 2000 and 2001.”I just want to say thank you for this opportunity,” Woods said. “I had an amazing year last year and to be recognized … is something very special, because if you’d asked me a couple years ago would I ever be involved in the game like this I’d have given you a different answer, and here we are. Thank you, it’s such an honor.”Congratulations @TigerWoods!The #Laureus19 Comeback of the Year winner pic.twitter.com/vYQTn0LWuG— #Laureus19 (@LaureusSport) February 18, 2019 Related News Tiger Woods has received the Laureus World Comeback of the Year Award after he returned to winning ways on the PGA Tour in 2018.Following four operations on his back in the space of just over three years, the 14-time major champion claimed his first win in 1,876 days at the Tour Championship. Tiger Woods fades at Riviera: ‘I got tired’last_img

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