TIGER WOODS quieted some of his doubters by winning his first tournament in FIVE years yesterday.  It was the ‘Tour Championship‘ . . . the final individual event of the PGA season.

He won by two strokes over Billy Horschel.  It wasn’t a super dramatic finish . . . but the win means Tiger may FINALLY be back.  It’s his first win since the 2013 WGC-Bridgestone Invitational, and he’s been through a LOT since then.

All the personal drama aside, it’s been just 17 months since he had spinal fusion surgery . . . and not too long ago, it looked like he may NEVER again be competitive in a PGA tournament.

But now, Tiger is looking to build on this, and make winning a MAJOR his goal for next year.  He hasn’t won one of those since he won the U.S. Open in 2008.

Tiger’s best moment came at the very end.  As he approached the 18th green, a massive crowd of fans followed behind him to catch a glimpse of the winning putt.  (Here’s video.)

(Here’s Tiger’s full press conference afterward.  And here’s video of his final putts.  It was a little anti-climactic at first, because Tiger misses the first putt, but then he taps it in.  It would’ve actually been really depressing if he would’ve needed that first one to win.)