How the world reacted to Tiger Woods’ historic victory

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       Thomas Bjorn shares his Ryder Cup memories and looks ahead to this year's contest

The Peacock Network drew a 5.2 overnight rating for its Sunday coverage of the final round of the Tour Championship - a 206 percent spike over last year's Tiger-less tournament.

Thomas Bjørn says his Europe Ryder Cup team will adopt a no-fear approach to facing a resurgent Tiger Woods at Le Golf National this weekend and has urged his players to focus on the U.S. team as a whole rather than pinpointing the 14-times major champion.

Not surprisingly, just about everyone who watches golf thought we'd seen the last of Woods winning at some point during the past five years in which the 14-time major champ struggled through a variety of injuries and controversies.

Yet here he is, if not quite back to his best, then certainly back to a level capable of going toe to toe with anyone else in the game.

The adulation displayed towards him in Atlanta was nearly as striking as his recovery from spinal-fusion surgery, one of four back operations since he last won a golf tournament - in August 2013.

Tiger Woods means more to his sport than any other professional athlete and it's really not close. And golf fans everywhere have never been happier to be wrong. He does so much for the game.

The 14-time major victor excited the crowds on Sunday at East Lake by shooting 11 under for the tournament and claiming his first tour win in five years.

"I was pretty emotional when Rory [McIlroy] was tapping", Woods said after the tournament.

Current captain Thomas Bjorn, who had some memorable battles with Woods as a player, also welcomed his return.

"Thomas mentioned this is probably the strongest American team we've ever had and maybe it's the strongest team Europe has ever fielded top to bottom", Furyk said.

"For such a big event you want big personalities, big profiles..."

"My definition of Tiger being back is when he wins a major".

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