PGA Tour host Teryn Gregson recorded a video of the thousands of fans following Woods down the 18th green, with Tiger and playing partner Rory McIlroy having to squeeze through the crowd with the help of security.
McIlroy wisely then tapped in for his birdie in a hugely disappointing 74 to leave the stage clear for Woods, who was annoyed at missing his own birdie attempt but holed out for par before holding his arms aloft in celebration of a brilliant win just days before the Ryder Cup gets under way in Paris.
"Once I got the ball on the green, I gave Joey [LaCava, caddie] a high five cos' it was done, I could handle that from there".
While there are some who lament the way that Woods has taken the lead on a Saturday and turned Sunday into a formality over the course of his career, this win was different because of everything that has lead up to it over the last five years. The fight, the grind, the tough conditions.
"He's played such good golf all year that it's just not surprising, " Phil Mickelson said while Woods was on the back nine.
"Some of the other players knew what I was struggling with".
"I would love to be able to win this event", he said.
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"I had a hard time not crying on the last hole", Woods told NBC.
He's seeking his 80th PGA Tour victory but first since 2013, and the first since he returned in December from a year-long absence to have spinal fusion surgery.
Two weeks before the Tour Championship, Rose had climbed to No. 1 in the Official World Golf Ranking after his playoff loss in the BMW Championship, but Johnson reclaimed the top spot by a slim margin with his Sunday surge in Atlanta.
The 42-year-old had gone more than five years in between victories before his historic win at the PGA Championship on Monday (AEST). Teryn Schaefer presents the best social media posts from around the world of golf in "Good, Bad & Unusual" and after each day's play brings you the biggest talking points in "The Takeaway". Up next, Woods will compete for the United States team in the Ryder Cup in France, beginning on September 28.
Having sat on the sidelines for 10 months past year while recovering from spinal fusion surgery and facing the possibility of never playing golf again, former World No.1 Woods' ranking plummeted to 1,199 in November.
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.
On the next hole, Woods found himself staring at a near impossible greenside bunker shot.