Woods, 43, caught up with tournament leader Francesco Molinari on the 12th hole at Augusta National Golf Club in Georgia on Sunday, when Molinari double-bogeyed on a shot into the water.
On the back nine, there was a five-way tie for first place at one point, with Woods, Molinari, Xander Schauffele, Brooks Koepka and Dustin Johnson all sitting at 12 under par.
Woods jumped out to the lead with a birdie on the 15th hole for 13 under.
Tiger Woods hits on the 12th hole during the final round for the Masters golf tournament, Sunday, April 14, 2019, in Augusta, Georgia
Francesco Molinari of Italy in action on the 4th hole during final round play. He entered Sunday leading the tournament
Woods was wearing his trademark final-round red shirt for the tournament’s last day.
It would be Woods’ first green jacket since 2005, which was his fourth win at The Masters.
Woods has suffered from injuries and persistent back pain in the interim, and underwent back surgery in 2015. He missed The Masters in both 2014 and 2016 due to back issues.
Scandal hit in 2017, when he was charged with DUI in Jupiter, Florida. He said he had been taking prescription drugs without realizing the side effects, and was sentenced to probation after pleading guilty to reckless driving.
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Francesco Molinari of Italy (right) reacts to his double bogey on the 12th hole, which allowed Woods to tie him for the lead