"I really played really good today; I hit it so good", he said, per ESPN's Bob Harig.
Joining Woods in the group on 11-under was Justin Thomas - whose final-round 66 for 277 was good enough to dethrone Dustin Johnson atop the world rankings.
He led the field in putting during his four-shot victory at The Players Championship, and that wasn't just one great week.
He closed with a 1-over 73 for a four-shot victory and his biggest win since the 2012 U.S. Open at Olympic Club.
Woods finished with a double-bogey 5 at the 17th, where he misjudged the wind and hit his tee shot short in the water, and made par at the last.
The late stumble couldn't dim his joy in the victory, his fifth on the US PGA Tour and his first since 2013. Simpson came out with a double bogey, but it was not enough to take away the Trophy from him.
It was interesting, though, to hear what Padraig Harrington had to say about that during his visit to Carnoustie last week and I tend to agree with the Irishman. A messy closing stretch pushed him back, but the 42 year old now has four top-12 finishes this year. "This is a little beacon of light for my mom, to get this done on Mother's Day".
The North Carolina native was never headed since sharing the lead on day one and then storming five shots clear of his rivals on day two in shooting a course record-equalling 63. He began the final round looking up at Webb Simpson.
"It was the most remarkable golf in the history of the game, and I think unrepeatable".
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The 66-year old manager further added that he encouraged Arsenal to organise a tour to India, but it never came to fruitition. The football will be a mere side story, with Arsenal immovable in sixth and Huddersfield already safe.
Woods raced through the gears, just as he did on Saturday, playing his first 12 holes in 6-under, but he came unstuck with a bogey at the 14th to end any hopes of a miraculous final-day comeback over runaway leader and eventual victor Webb Simpson. The illness forced Walker to endure a frustrating 2017 after winning his first major in 2016 at the PGA Championship.
"I'm thankful that I've put together a year of pretty solid putting, and it's really helped my golf", Simpson said.
The final edition of May was one for the record books.
I don't know what Tiger is going to do the rest of this year and beyond, but I do know that he's feeling all the shots.
He started the weekend 14 shots behind Simpson yet, after a brilliant 65 on Saturday and covering the first 13 holes in the final round in six under, had hauled himself into second spot and only four off the lead. He had gone to a longer handle that ran up the left side of his arm, and then Tim Clark gave him the missing link.
Simpson uses a 44 inch long Odyssey's Tank Cruiser V Line putter, resting the grip of the putter against his forearm in a similar fashion to fellow American, Matt Kuchar.
The rest of the tournament would have been plenty exciting had Simpson made a decision to call in sick for work this week. At one point, Dufner made a birdie to break out of a 10-way tie for third place.
Former Masters champion Adam Scott, who was also affected by the ban, joked: "I hope he doesn't putt to well with that thing up his arm or they'll ban that, too". "So it was an interesting week".