Sir Nick Faldo has heaped praise on 14-time major champion Tiger Woods following his remarkable return to form following a serious back injury.

Woods enjoyed a fine season last year, winning his first tournament since August 2013 at the Tour Championship in September.

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The victory in Atlanta was Woods’ 80th PGA Tour title, with the American also taking part in the Ryder Cup defeat in Paris towards the end of 2018.

The American was ranked 656th in the world at the end of 2017, however, after an impressive 2018, ended the season as world number 13.

And with Woods’ injury problems seemingly in the past, many are now wondering if he can make it major number 15 in 2019.

Talking to New York Post’s Justin Terranova, Faldo, who won six major titles, praised Woods for his impressive performance at the PGA Championship last year which left the Brit ‘amazed’.

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The impressive thing was every week he learned something and put it into effect at the next tournament.

He was on a real fast learning curve and he started playing better and better each week. He was in contention and how he played under pressure is the best way to judge him. I was amazed.

The most amazing thing to me was at the PGA Championship; he hung around that final round when he could barely find the golf ball off the tee. That was unbelievable… It’s always about the back and how long it will last physically.

The 43-year-old is currently competing in his first tournament of 2019 at the Farmers Insurance Open and sits in 48th place on two under at the halfway stage, with Englishman Justin Rose leading the way on 13 under. 

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