Woods was trending in that direction, from the brief time he held the lead on Sunday at the British Open to his runner-up finish at the PGA Championship.
"I had a hard time not crying on that last hole", Woods said afterward.
JUST IN: Yesterday's final round of the Tour Championship on NBC is the highest rated Tour Championship round on record (2000-2018) and the most watched tournament round, excluding Majors, in 2018. "I've had bad practise in some events and went on to win those same events".
"It felt like a slow death out there for me today", Rose said before saluting Woods, who stood nearby.
Furyk and his European counterpart Thomas Bjorn heaped praise on each other's teams at a news conference at Le Golf National, where Woods was the centre of attention even though he was not present. He does so much for the game of golf. "I can't believe I pulled this off".
This season, there was a return to competitive golf and a steady climb in the rankings as Woods pieced together a swing that wouldn't ravage his 42-year-old body.
Despite some initial confusion, it has now been confirmed that the video is indeed fake and the visuals are actually taken from a PGA Tour video in which members of the golfing world and fellow players are actually praising Woods.
For starters, Woods needs to win The Tour Championship.
Cape Town - Jack Nicklaus doesn't think his record tally of 18 major wins is safe, as Tiger Woods still has plenty of time to overtake him. What he missed was a sight, unlike anything we see in sports. Rose tied for fourth place at 6-under, just enough to vault him to the top of the FedExCup standings and claim the PGA Tour's big overall prize. Woods is playing in the Ryder Cup with the rest of Team USA.
Tiger Woods won the Tour Championship on Sunday, his first win in five years and the 80th of his career. "I remember watching the 2000 U.S. Open with my grandfather when I was 12 years old, and Tiger won that tournament by 15 shots".
"I don't know, 20 years ago, hell, I thought I was going to play for another 30 years".
The only scenario not now in position after three rounds is Rose, who would need to fall a few spots (and Woods win the tournament) for Woods to win his third FedExCup title.
His comeback has been several years in the making after his career took a downward spiral following a cheating scandal and ugly breakup with ex-wife Elin Nordegren.
"One thing I learnt about Ryder Cup is no matter how exhausted you are, you're going to carry yourself, the last bit of adrenaline you have in your body", the Dane said.
"The low point was not knowing whether I would be able to live pain-free again".