Fourteen years after his last Masters victory, 11 years after capturing what many believed to be his final major championship triumph, Woods is on top of the golf world, capping an unforeseen comeback at one of the most revered places in the game.
The 43-year-old Woods, who shot 13 under for the tournament, last captured a major title in 2008 at the U.S. Open.
The most recent of those was almost exactly two years ago, just two weeks after Woods attended the annual Champions Dinner at Augusta National needing a pain-relieving shot just to make the trip.
Woods began the day in the final group, 2 strokes behind Molinari, the reigning Open champion who fought through a Sunday pairing with the red-shirted Woods at Carnoustie to hoist the Claret Jug.
Woods made three bogeys through 10 holes and was 2 strokes back at that point.