Woods finished on 13 under par, one shot ahead of the chasing pack on an astonishing final day at the hallowed course in Atlanta, Georgia, on Sunday.
The major is 43-year-old Woods’ first since his 2008 US Open victory and his first at the Masters since 2005.
It moves him onto 15 majors overall – three behind Jack Nicklaus’ record tally of 18 – and caps an incredible return after a barren spell punctuated by injuries during which many feared one of the sport’s all-time greats would never return.
But return Woods has, and backed by huge support, Woods captured another major on a day of incredible tension at Augusta National.
Woods headed into the final round in second place on the leaderboard on 11 under par, two shots behind Italy’s Francesco Molinari, with tee times brought forward as a storm edged ominously closer to the famous Atlanta course.
The pair both played out a solid front nine before Woods came through a crowded field – which saw around a dozen players still in contention at one stage – with a brilliant back nine performance to end on 13 under par.