Originally written on The Other Paper  |  Last updated 11/17/14

It wasn't a major, but Tiger Woods tense AT&T National win at Congressional over Bo Van Pelt in the sweltering heat on Sunday made history and he let everyone know he was back afterwards.

"I remember there was a time when people said I could never win again," Woods said with a dramatic pause. "That was six months ago," he continued with a grin. "Here we are."



Woods won for the third time this year, the most of anyone on the PGA Tour, and it was the 74th win of his career. The victory moved him past Jack Nicklaus into second place on the tour list— eight wins short of the record set by Sam Snead.

In front of thousands of fans, who showed up after they were barred on Saturday because of storm damage, Woods overcame early mistakes and out-dueled Van Pelt on the back nine to take home the trophy.

Nicklaus was 46 years old when he got his last tour victory. Tiger is only 36.

"What an incredible week," said Woods. "Everybody, thank you for being patient with us. Yesterday was a silent day. I think everyone saved up for today. What an atmosphere to play in front of."

Van Pelt— who had his opponent in his clutches after Woods hit a spectator on the 16th with a tee shot— then ran off a series of errors to fall behind.

"I'd say he's playing the best golf in the world right now," said Van Pelt about the No. 4 ranked golfer in the world.

Afterwards, Tiger didn't roar— but his wide grin said it all— I'm back!

1 Comment:
  • Welcome back Tiger. Your here to stay for a long,long time. Love you Tiger.
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

Richard Sherman: Marshawn Lynch having MVP season

Curt Schilling tweeted advice to Johnny Manziel

Aaron Rodgers buys TVs for Packers teammates

Harbaugh smiled when asked about Michigan's bday tweet

Jackie Robinson West Little League accused of cheating

Police: Fire that burned down McClain's home 'suspicious'

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Furniture store will refund purchases if OSU wins title

What each NFC team in the hunt should ask for from Santa

Is SI ashamed to mention Jameis Winston on its cover?

Kobe Bryant disappointed Lakers didn't get Rajon Rondo

Niners OT Anthony Davis takes shot at offensive coordinator

Report: Josh Smith expected to sign with Rockets

WATCH: Quincy Acy ejected for throwing punch at John Wall

Billy Beane did not want to trade Josh Donaldson

Peyton Manning plans to be back with Broncos next year

WATCH: Blazers announcer botches Damian Lillard call

WATCH: P.K. Subban disguises himself, surprises kids for Xmas

Baseball cards: a fan's love for the ultimate stocking stuffer

Packers game is a career defining moment for Stafford

A look inside Jason Grilli's contract with the Braves

10 Week 17 NFL matchups that will impact the playoffs

WATCH: Bahamas Bowl ends on insane Hail Mary play

Mike Yeo slams Wild for not having 'winner's attitude'

Michigan St. QB, Ohio State TE have awkward Twitter exchange

Golf News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.

WATCH: Announcer botches call

Police: McClain fire 'suspicious'

10 Week 17 NFL matchups that will impact the playoffs

Bahamas Bowl ends on crazy Hail Mary

49ers OT Davis takes shot at coordinator

Will FIFA ever care to change?

Top storyline for each Week 17 game

40 great Christmas-related sports names

Nick Mangold and dealing with feelings as a sports fan

Ibaka, Aldridge ejected for scuffle

Baseball cards: a fan's love for the ultimate stocking stuffer

Nick Young on Kobe-less win: He needs to pass

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.