Woods finished two strokes ahead of fellow American Billy Horschel for his first tour victory since winning the 2013 Bridgestone Invitational.
Tiger Woods of the United States celebrates making a par on the 18th green to win the TOUR Championship at East Lake Golf Club on September 23, 2018 in Atlanta, Georgia.
"We don't fear anyone because we've played against them so many times before individually but we respect our opponents and know what we are up against", said Bjorn. That, in turn, has helped the women's game grow by catapulting the sport into a realm that many players prior to Woods couldn't imagine possible.
The victory capped off a season that started with questions over whether Woods, now 10 years removed from his last major title, would even be able to play a full schedule after undergoing spinal fusion surgery in April 2017.
He's already beaten Tiger Woods, head to head, at a Ryder Cup and a major.
"It's been tough", Woods said Sunday.
"I was having a hard time not crying coming up the last hole", he said.
"It's certainly up there with obviously all the major championships I've won, Players, World Golf Championships", Woods said, at once elated and reflective in his post-round press conference. "I remember watching the 2000 U.S. Open with my grandfather when I was 12 years old, and Tiger won that tournament by 15 shots. We're going to. I think we're all going to sleep well". As the Ryder Cup gears up this week, golf fans will undoubtedly find themselves glued to the TV when Tiger is competing. By the time Woods was on the green, needing only a three-putt for victory, the throng punched the air and chanted his name, resembling less a golf crowd than a stadium of concert-goers demanding an encore.