And it's all about who's now in second place - Tiger Woods. "So, you know, he's got me shaking in my boots, guys". "To have the injuries and come back and do what he has done, it has been tremendous to watch".
"A big well done from me to Tiger", Nicklaus told telecaster CBS. But it's not like I can only worry about him. During the final round, Woods had six birdies to build a two-shot lead heading into the 18th hole, and while he missed a long putt for par, he was able to tap in the short put to trigger a major celebration from the golfer and the gallery. After his win, they were filmed hugging him.
Woods showed he still had the game to compete with the world's best when he triumphed in last year's Tour Championship, his first victory of any kind since 2013.
Sporting a red mock turtleneck in a nod to his last win at Augusta in 2005, and chewing gum throughout, Woods maintained his cushion to edge world No.2 Dustin Johnson, three-time major champion Brooks Koepka and another American Xander Schauffele. But the Italian self-destructed on the back side, dunking two balls in the water on the way to double-bogeys at the 12th and 15th holes. Tee times in the final round have been moved up because of inclement weather expected Sunday, according to ESPN. Tiger Woods of the US celebrates with with his green jacket after winning the 2019 Masters.