Tiger Woods delivered a brilliant finish, winning the fifth Masters title and ending the eleventh major with an eleven-year wait.
There were harsh celebrations around the 18th Green when Woods ended up with a two under par score of 70 and won a victory among Americans Dustin Johnson, Xander Schauffele and Brooks Koepka.
The leader of overnight guide Francesco Molinari sank with two double bogeys on the last nine and had to settle for a fifth place under 11.
Woods, written off by so many that he has been fighting over and over again in recent years, hugged the air delightfully, a big smile on his face before he and his children celebrated in the back of the green.
"I'm a bit hoarse from screaming," said the 43-year-old. "I was just trying to move all day and suddenly I had the lead.
"I'm just getting up to 18. I was just trying to make a five when I arrived, I do not know what I did, I know I was screaming.
"To keep my children there, the circle is closed, my dad was here in 1997 and now I am the father with two children.
"It's going to be there with one of the toughest I've ever won, which has developed in the last few years."
Woods & # 39; Triumph brought him into the final round to win a major for the first time. It was also his first Masters victory since 2005.
He is now only one behind Jack Nicklaus' record of six victories at Augusta National and three behind his overall 18-headed Major.
Victory is a notable revival for Woods, who missed back problems in 2016 and 2017 before being backfused in April of the same year.
It was followed by a great 2018 in which he challenged at The Open, before he finished sixth and the later champion Koepka in the US PGA championship was close.
He finished the season when he won the Tour Championship for his 80th PGA Tour title. With this victory he is behind the 82 record held by Sam Snead.
No stopping the march from Woods to fame
Perhaps the crucial hole in the history of this year's Masters was the twelfth of the final round. The telltale Par-3, where a faulty tee could be sucked back into Rae's Creek.
Molinari, who played Woods in the final round when he won The Open last July, dropped his tee in front of the green and started with a double bogey-five.
Tony Finau, also in the last group, followed Molinari in the water and fell back to eight.
The more seasoned Woods, who played his 22nd Masters, played to the heart of the greens and played with two Putt-like minds to join Molinari at the top of the 11th rankings.
This par was cheered on by the thousands of patrons who followed each beat this week, like a birdie, and more and more warned to join the party and roar Woods home.
Others were challenging from the back. Schauffele and number two in the world rankings Johnson put up 68-year-old to set the clubhouse goal at 12.
Molinari faded further after firing his third shot into the pond guarding the 15th green. From that moment on, Wood's unmerciful march to the title was unstoppable.
A par on the 17th left the world number 12 by a two-beat lead – only Koepka, who had won three of the last seven majors, was able to put realistic pressure, but the American missed an eight-foot birdie putt at 12 remain under.
Woods seemed to be shooting his second shot at 18th, leaving him just behind the green and only able to shoot up to 14 feet, but a straightforward two-putt defeated the win.
"What an extraordinary story" – what they said
Three times main winner Padraig Harrington: "There is no golfer in the world who is not happy that Tiger Woods has won in modern times, he was a golf and sports superstar.This comeback story will break out of golf in all sports and all the news it will be everywhere, there will be people who have never seen golf before and will see this and wonder what it is all about. "
The former captain of the Ryder Cup, Paul Azinger: "I never thought I would see it, I thought he was done, he once whispered to a Champion at the Champions Dinner, that he was done, and since he was crammed he was a living, breathing, walking miracle level, it's something you see. "
BBC Golf Correspondent Iain Carter: "What an extraordinary story and scenes in Augusta, the embrace with his mother, his son in his arms, the songs of Tiger everywhere, it's all about this man who dominates the Gulf, I've never had him so celebrate. " "
The 18-time main winner Jack Nicklaus: "A big" well done "from me to Tiger Woods, I'm happy for him and for the game of golf, it's just fantastic."
Woods' career in numbers
3954 – Days before the win over Rocco Mediate in a play-off of the US Open at Torrey Pines.
1,199 – Woods Ranking in the World in November 2017. Winning at Augusta National means he will finish sixth in the updated standings on Monday.
683 – Weeks spent in his career at number one in the world, a record.
281 – consecutive weeks as the best golfer in the world, which is also a record.
48 – His score for nine holes at the age of three on the Navy Golf Course in Los Alamitos.
fifteen – Career Major wins second only to Jack Nicklaus & # 39; 18.
14 – Years between Woods fourth and fifth victory in the Masters.
5 – Woods is one of five players who have won all four major titles.
4 – Number of back operations since March 2014.
1 – Woods is the only player who holds all four major titles at the same time. He won the US Open, the Open Championship and the US PGA in 2000 and the Masters 2001