How the world reacted to Tiger Woods’ historic victory

Harmon coached a number of Davis Love III's winning team in 2016

Harmon coached a number of Davis Love III's winning team in 2016

It was closing in on 6 p.m. ET and NBC's cameras were picking up extraordinary images - hundreds, maybe thousands, of people swarming behind Tiger Woods as he made his way to the 18th green at the Tour Championship on Sunday. It is also the 80th tour victory - two short of Sam Sneed's all-time record - in Tiger's illustrious career which began in 1996.

Yet here he is, if not quite back to his best, then certainly back to a level capable of going toe to toe with anyone else in the game.

"It's been an unbelievable season from beginning to end and I appreciate it much more now than 20 years ago". As the United States team touched down in Paris day lunchtime, all eyes were on the resurgent Woods.

Furyk conceded a number of fans were "unruly" at Hazeltine but is not expecting to receive the same treatment at Le Golf National on the outskirts of Paris when the biennial contest gets under way on Friday.

The irony, however, is that Woods' Ryder Cup record is very bad.

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When it is taken into account that most of these matches took place when he was far and away the best golfer in the game and winning majors for fun, it is a shocking, but not that perplexing record.

After watching the criticism, the 42-year-old gives a smile to the camera.

Tiger Woods is a victor again, five years and 50 days since the last time he claimed a tournament trophy, in August of 2013 at Akron. Streaming was also way up, as you would expect: the final round of the Tour Championship resulted in 18.4 million minutes streamed, up 561% from previous year. What stands on the other side, we know, is one of the strongest American teams of all time.

"For such a big event you want big personalities, big profiles..."

After four back surgeries many thought he would never win again but he proved those doubters wrong with a remarkable victory at the Tour Championship yesterday.

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