Tiger Woods seals fifth Masters title and 15th major

(CNN)Tiger Woods clinched his fifth Masters and 15th major title to seal one of the greatest comeback stories in sport after overcoming career-threatening back problems. Sunday’s thrilling victory puts the former world No.1 just three majors behind the all-time record of Jack Nicklaus. Only fellow American Nicklaus has won more Masters, with six. Woods also joins Nicklaus as the only player to have won the Masters in three different decades after he clinched his first as a 21-year-old in 1997. “It’s overwhelming just because of what has transpired,” Woods said in the Green Jacket ceremony in the Butler Cabin. “Last year I was very lucky to be playing again. At the previous Champions Dinner I was really struggling and missed …