Tiger Woods Gets "Chills" Watching Tour Championship Victory

The 14-time Major winner has been speaking about his 80th PGA Tour victory

Tiger Woods Gets "Chills" Watching Tour Championship Victory

The 14-time Major winner has been speaking about his 80th PGA Tour victory

Tiger Woods Gets "Chills" Watching Tour Championship Victory

Tiger Woods shocked the world last September at the Tour Championship, winning his 80th PGA Tour title.

After a tough comeback from injury, Woods was the story of the year before tasting victory again for the first time in over five years.

It will go down as one of the most memorable sporting moments of this generation, with thousands of fans flanking the 18th at East Lake and Woods submerged by spectators walking up to the putting surface.

The 14-time Major winner is back for 2019 this week at Torrey Pines for the Farmers Insurance Open where he was asked about that stunning victory back in September.

"It gives me chills almost every time I see it," Woods said.

Woods walks through the crowd up to the 18th green during the final round of the 2018 Tour Championship

"At the time it didn't really seem like that because I didn't really look back.

"I only looked back a couple of times over my right shoulder. I didn't really get a good look until I went to the green.

"After I hit my pitch shot I got on the green, I looked and I'm like holy cow, there's a lot of people.

"You know, the rush, and commotion that happened, I've experienced things like that; '97 Western Open, the Open at St Andrews.

"I've experienced things of that nature, but not that energy.

"That was very different."

Watch Woods describe the scenes at East Lake below:

The 14-time Major winner makes his 2019 debut at Torrey Pines where he will debut a new set of irons.

Woods is currently 13th in the world rankings and heads into the Farmers Insurance Open at a course where he has won eight times.

He has lifted the Farmers Insurance Open trophy seven times and also won the US Open at Torrey Pines in 2008, which was his last Major victory.

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Elliott Heath
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Elliott Heath is our News Editor and has been with Golf Monthly since early 2016 after graduating with a degree in Sports Journalism. He manages the Golf Monthly news team as well as our large Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages. He covered the 2022 Masters from Augusta National as well as five Open Championships on-site including the 150th at St Andrews. His first Open was in 2017 at Royal Birkdale, when he walked inside the ropes with Jordan Spieth during the Texan's memorable Claret Jug triumph. He has played 35 of our Top 100 golf courses, with his favourites being both Sunningdales, Woodhall Spa, Western Gailes, Old Head and Turnberry. He has been obsessed with the sport since the age of 8 and currently plays off of a six handicap. His golfing highlights are making albatross on the 9th hole on the Hotchkin Course at Woodhall Spa, shooting an under-par round, playing in the Aramco Team Series on the Ladies European Tour and making his one and only hole-in-one at the age of 15 - a long time ago now!

Elliott is currently playing:

Driver: Titleist TSR4

3 wood: Titleist TSi2

Hybrids: Titleist 816 H1

Irons: Mizuno MP5 5-PW

Wedges: Cleveland RTX ZipCore 50, 54, 58

Putter: Odyssey White Hot OG #5

Ball: Srixon Z Star XV