Jack Nicklaus reacted to Tiger Woods's first victory in five years by declaring it is realistic for the 42-year-old to win at least four more majors and so equal the Golden Bear's record haul of 18 majors.
"Beginning of the year, that was a tall order (expecting to win) but as the year progressed I proved I could play", he said.
At one point this year, Woods was asked in a news conference if a win for him this year would complete one of the greatest comebacks in all of sports. Forget about golf. He never knew what was on the other side of his rehab. He was thrilled to be healthy again, recovered from the spinal damage that derailed his transcendent career, forcing four operations over three years and long absences from competitive golf, including virtually all of 2016 and '17. And once I got the ball onto the green, then the tournament was over.
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Thousands of Woods fans spilled onto the 18th fairway to follow their idol to the green. The last time he was in this position was when he won the 2013 WGC-Bridgestone Invitational, the most recent of his 79 PGA Tour victories. The victory was Woods' 80th on the PGA Tour, two short of Sam Snead's career record.
The win comes days before the 2018 Ryder Cup.
That's fine. In the past few months Woods has now finished second at the US PGA, shared the lead at The Open in the final round and been right in the mix for the US Open.
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Without that birdie, Woods would have won his third FedEx Cup title after starting at No. 20 going into the Tour Championship.
"I didn't want to get run over", Woods said, laughing.
"I am sure there would be room somewhere in the house if I happened to go on and win this event", he said.
"They know what their Dad can do on a golf course now".
Rose finished tied for fourth at six under to add a FedEx Cup title to a list of achievements which already included an Olympic gold medal, U.S. Open and world number one ranking.
"It was really special to see them there", Woods said. But by the end of the tournament, Woods' odds had been trimmed to 9-1, ahead of Spieth's, at the Westgate SuperBook in Las Vegas.
A bogey on the 10th was a mere blip, with Woods re-establishing a five-shot cushion at 13 under after rolling in a 13-foot birdie putt on the par-four 13th.
The electric mood for Tiger won't be stopping any time soon - with the Ryder Cup fast approaching, expect the crowds to be just as rowdy for Woods this weekend.