Tiger Woods celebrates after holing the putt that clinched the US Masters.

Tiger Woods: 12 of the greatest sporting comebacks

Tiger Woods victory at the US Masters yesterday has been hailed as one of the greatest sporting comebacks of all time.

But where does this stand alongside other incredible sporting miracles? Here we look back at 12 of the greatest comebacks in history…

Boxer returned to the ring a decade after retiring and staged a successful comeback against the odds, winning his second world heavyweight title in his 1994 fight against Michael Moorer in Las Vegas at the age of 45.

5. George Foreman

Boxer returned to the ring a decade after retiring and staged a successful comeback against the odds, winning his second world heavyweight title in his 1994 fight against Michael Moorer in Las Vegas at the age of 45.
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Burned badly and near death after inhaling toxic fumes in 1976, the F1 driver returned to win the Italian Grand Prix six weeks later and then the World Championship the following year.

6. Niki Lauda

Burned badly and near death after inhaling toxic fumes in 1976, the F1 driver returned to win the Italian Grand Prix six weeks later and then the World Championship the following year.
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Arguably the most iconic match in the history of darts. Barney trailed 3-1, pulled it back to 3-3, then went 5-3 down before winning the match against the greatest darts player of all time in his prime.

7. Phil Taylor v Raymond Van Berneveld, 2007

Arguably the most iconic match in the history of darts. Barney trailed 3-1, pulled it back to 3-3, then went 5-3 down before winning the match against the greatest darts player of all time in his prime.
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April 29, 1985 is etched in snooker folklore. At 12.19am, with 18.5 million people watching, Dennis Taylor completed the greatest comeback in Crucible history to beat Steve Davis on the final black, having been 8-0 down.

8. Dennis Taylor, 1985 World Snooker Championship final

April 29, 1985 is etched in snooker folklore. At 12.19am, with 18.5 million people watching, Dennis Taylor completed the greatest comeback in Crucible history to beat Steve Davis on the final black, having been 8-0 down.
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