Bryson DeChambeau, who began the week leading the FedEx Cup standings, finished 19th at the Tour Championship and fell to third in the standings.
With it becoming crystal clear that his long-awaited victory was imminent, an absolutely wild scene formed on the course.
Woods is still two wins short of Sam Sneads' record of 82 PGA titles and five wins away from surpassing 18-time major victor Jack Nicklaus.
"It's the comeback story", said Terry Bradley, who traveled from Louisville, Kentucky, with his wife Rachel to follow Woods over the weekend.
"He's played such good golf all year that it's just not surprising, " Phil Mickelson said of Woods, reports ESPN. The idea of ever playing competitive golf again - much less winning -seemed downright ludicrous.
But on Sunday, fellow golfers, fans and celebrity athletes took to social media to hail the "comeback of all comebacks".
"I didn't want to get run over", Woods said with a laugh.
Well, that lengthy drought is no more, as Woods added to his trophy case by winning the 2018 Tour Championship. I still needed to play the hole, and once I hit the ball into the bunker" - which caused a large sigh - "I tried to miss it right of the flag.
After numerous close calls, Tiger Woods won his first tournament since 2013 at the TOUR Championship.
It had been five long years (and one month) since Woods-arguably the most famous athlete on the planet-won a tournament; but it likely made Sunday's triumph at the Tour Championship that much sweeter, with the 42-year-old Woods cruising to a two-stroke win at historic East Lake Golf Club.
How consistent was Tiger on this day?
That the procedure worked was evident on Sunday as Woods was never seriously challenged after starting the day with a three-shot cushion over Rory McIlroy and Justin Rose.
After defying his critics to return to somewhere near his best form, Woods has now risen to 13th in the official world golf rankings, with his return to the top ten now looking inevitable if he continues his current form.
Woods' displays so far in 2018 suggested he was finally over the injury problems that had plagued him in recent years.
Then came a save from the rough at the par-4 No. 17, which Woods would tout as "a lot bigger than people think".
Woods will have little time to celebrate his victory before joining the USA team for the Ryder Cup against Europe starting on Friday.
Needles found in strawberries at NZ supermarket
Police continue to make enquiries following a report yesterday of needles found inside strawberries imported from Australia . Several batches of strawberries in Australia have also been found with needles in recent weeks.