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:

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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
Elliott Heath

Elliott Heath is our Senior Staff Writer and has been with Golf Monthly since early 2016. He graduated in Sports Journalism in 2016 and currently manages the Golf Monthly news, courses and travel sections as well as our large Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages. Elliott has interviewed some huge names in the golf world including Sergio Garcia, Thomas Bjorn, Bernd Wiesberger and Scotty Cameron as well as a number of professionals on the DP World and PGA Tours. He has also covered the 2022 Masters from Augusta National as well as three Open Championships including at Carnoustie in 2018 when he was inside the ropes with Tiger Woods. He has played 31 of our Top 100 golf courses, with his favourites being both Sunningdales, Woodhall Spa, Old Head and Alwoodley. He currently plays at West Byfleet Golf Club in Surrey, where his handicap index floats anywhere between 4-6. His golfing highlight is making albatross on the 9th hole on the Hotchkin Course at Woodhall Spa, and he has made one hole-in-one.


Elliott is currently playing:


Driver: Honma TR20

3 wood: TaylorMade SIM2 Max

2 iron: Mizuno MP-18 MMC Fli-Hi

Irons: Mizuno MP5 4-PW

Wedges: Cleveland RTX ZipCore 50, 54, 58

Putter: Odyssey White Hot OG #5

Ball: Titleist Pro V1x