The former world No.1 has endured four back surgeries since he last won on the PGA Tour in August 2013, and saw his world ranking plummet to 1,199 just last season.
The 14-time Major victor is a two-time former Tour Championship victor and enjoys a remarkable record of winning 54 of 57 PGA Tour events when holding the 54-hole lead.
After he hit his second shot to the par-5 18th safely in a bunker in front of the green, the crowd went through the ropes and followed behind in a chaotic celebration.
"I had a hard time not crying coming up the last hole", said Woods afterward. "I hadn't won any tournaments in which they can remember, so I think this will be a little bit different for them".
Amid Tiger Woods" remarkable comeback victory, golf pundits have been left in shock by an insane "never-before-seen' moment.
Others said they had never witnessed a scene like it in all their years watching golf.
"But as the year progressed and I proved that I could play and I found my swing and I put the pieces together, I knew I could do it again".
But this weekend he looked like the golfer who was ranked No. 1 in the world for a record 683 weeks, has won 14 major titles (second only to Jack Nicklaus with 18) and who has won the FedEx Cup twice.More news: Woman comes forward to accuse Brett Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct
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"I was beyond playing.
Good Lord", Woods said afterwards. Woods's at-last win happened to come before galleries rich in the gear of Georgia (Bulldogs), Auburn, Alabama, Clemson, the Atlanta Braves and the Masters, before children in Julio Jones jerseys.
Woods' victory was one of seven top-10s during the season, including runner-up finishes at the Valspar Championship and PGA Championship. I just can't believe I pulled this off after I've gone through.
Ms Herman can often be seen supporting Woods around the world as he competes. In order to win the cup, he needed to win the event - which was close to a lock all day - and Rose needed to finish in a three-way tie for fifth or worse. It is his 80th victory on the PGA Tour, but his first since the 2013 Bridgestone Invitational.
"Sometimes the FedEx Cup rewards guys who win at the very end, but with obviously maybe Bryson (DeChambeau) opening the door at the beginning part of the week, maybe not having his best week, it kind of opened it up for so many guys this week", Rose said. On multiple occasions, Woods was the leader after the first round and would find himself in the hunt heading into Sunday.
Sure, the Tour Championship's not a major, and we mostly remember the majors.
Tiger Woods celebrates his Tour Championship win.
Woods will now turn his attention to the Ryder Cup, which takes place next week in France.