Unfortunately, for the headline writers and fans who packed the fairways at the Innisbrook Resort in Palm Harbor, the fairytale finish was not quite to be, with Woods unable to back up with the birdie on 18 that was required to force a playoff with leader Paul Casey of England.
"I won a few times in Europe (13) but to get my second victory on the PGA Tour, it's emotional". While he took his first tentative shots with his long irons and woods, Justin Rose, who finished tied for fifth Sunday, was winning back-to-back tournaments in China and Turkey.
Woods' odds to win the Masters, as adjusted by Westgate Las Vegas Superbook, dropped twice on Friday on the strength of his performance, first from 16-1 to 12-1 and then to 10-1 - behind only world number one Dustin Johnson and PGA Championship victor Justin Thomas, both priced at 8-1.
It was Casey's first PGA Tour victory in nine years.
"I can confirm he's back", Snedeker, Woods' playing partner on Saturday, said. And that was with that 44-foot birdie putt on the 71st hole. It might not have been the outcome most people watching and attending were hoping to see, but Casey was certainly emotional and delighted by the victory.
Casey, who had played alongside Woods on day three and ended four shots adrift of Woods, snatched seven birdies in a closing 65 to win by a shot with a 10-under par tally on the Copperhead course. I hit some good shots.
"My life has been a roller-coaster since I last won on the PGA Tour as I've been divorced, remarried and have kids, and I could not be happier today standing here as the victor of the Valspar", he said.
He closed with a 70 - the first time since The Barclays in 2013 that he posted all four rounds under par on the PGA Tour - and tied for second. I didn't feel like I missed any opportunities last season for wins because I purely didn't putt good enough, no strokes gained on the weekend. Those little mistakes will get you. "Ready to go. I'm excited to play".
"I loved his putt on 17". Still, as I said yesterday, win or 15th, this was a great week for him.
But over 54 remarkable holes at Valspar, with expectations starting low and swelling higher, Woods has proven he can still play. It was the closest Woods has come to winning in almost five years.
Casey rallied from five shots behind. I know that was a long putt but I was trying to leave it below the hole.
Two shots behind going to the back nine, with Casey running out of birdie chances, Woods failed to birdie both par 5s. "I was kind of getting a little frustrated, seeing the scores were decent". Next week: Arnold Palmer Invitational at Bay Hill.
His health is a far cry from this time a year ago, when he says he could barely climb out of bed.
Chelsea striker Alvaro Morata is the favourite to score in the game, and he is available at the best odds of 21/20 at Bet365. The defending Premier League champions are on a hard run of form to heap pressure on their Italian head coach Antonio Conte .
Immediately following the AI's response, the user can say, "set the thermostat to 24", and Alexa will confirm the second command. I suppose that's all part of the bug, and Amazon will make sure Alexa doesn't skip those important things.
But she's also been dogged by the allegation that she has claimed Native American ancestry to advance her academic career. Warren could deliver the rebuke of all rebukes to Trump by posting her DNA test results to back up her claims.
Police have carried out further searches at Mr Skripal's home with forensic checks have been carried out on his vehicle . During a visit to Salisbury on Friday, Amber Rudd , Britain's home secretary, warned against jumping to conclusions.
Government troops and allied militia have recaptured half of the besieged region in a blistering assault launched on Feb 18. Some 400,000 people are trapped and efforts to reach a deal to halt the bloodshed have gone on for weeks.
Casillas first joined the police department in Pomona, which is 30 miles east of Los Angeles, as a records specialist in 2014. Isaias De Jesus Valencia, 39, was also charged with attempted murder of other peace officers, the agency said in a statement.
In a series of tweets Sunday morning, Trump denounced a report from the New York Times saying that Washington lawyer Emmet T. It's unclear if Flood expressed interest in joining the White House after last week's reported meeting.
President Kenyatta and Raila Odinga pledge to end row over 2017 elections as U.S. secretary of state arrives for talks. As he had repeatedly asserted, Dialogue was always Mr Odinga's priority as the way to resolve this threatening crisis.
Martin Shkreli sentenced to seven years in prison
He was convicted on August 5 , 2017 of securities fraud and conspiracy in what prosecutors said amounted to a Ponzi scheme. The seriousness of his crimes meant Shkreli deserved a long sentence , argued Assistant US Attorney Jacquelyn Kasulis .