Bedlam overwhelms East Lake as Tiger Woods clinches elusive victory

Sep 23, 2018; Atlanta, GA, USA; Fans follow Tiger Woods down to the eighteenth hole during the final round of the Tour Championship golf tournament at East Lake Golf Club. Mandatory Credit: John David Mercer-USA TODAY Sports John David Mercer/USA TODAY Sports

Bedlam overwhelms East Lake as Tiger Woods clinches elusive victory

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Bedlam overwhelms East Lake as Tiger Woods clinches elusive victory

Thousands of fans swarmed the 18th green Sunday as Tiger Woods closed out his two-shot victory in the 2018 Tour Championship.

The rush on 18 was something usually reserved for crowds at the U.S. Open or its counterpart The Open Championship.

The wait had been long since Woods’ last victory – some 1,876 days. And all that pent-up Tiger Love found an outlet as Woods closed out the win with a 71.

To those watching on TV, the rush up 18 was a throwback to the days of the Tiger Slam.

Tiger and Rory McIlroy were nearly caught in the stampede.
Sep 23, 2018; Atlanta, GA, USA; The crowd follows Tiger Woods down the 18th green during the final round of the Tour Championship golf tournament at East Lake Golf Club. Mandatory Credit: Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports

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But Woods would emerge unscathed.

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