Racing to finish before an oncoming thunderstorm, players created their own electric atmosphere, spectators roaring repeatedly for sensational shotmaking on one of golf's iconic stages at Augusta National, where Woods won his first major title in 1997.
As Tiger put the famous green jacket back on, a punter was scooping up piles of greenbacks.
Woods completed sport's greatest comeback on the weekend after winning his fifth Green Jacket - his first major win since all the way back in 2008 at the US Open.
The 43-year-old has recovered from multiple back injuries, and has had to fight his way back from the bottom of the rankings, and will now be sixth in the world come Monday. When I tapped in I don't know what I did, I know I screamed.
Woods, with a big smile on his face, thrust both arms into the air as holed his final putt on the 18th green for a bogey.
A U.S. gambler was probably as excited as Tiger Woods over his victory at the Masters.
The stormy weather will provide an ominous backdrop for Woods, Molinari and Finau in a hugely anticipated showdown that has even attracted the attention of United States president Donald Trump.
Woods served notice he had returned to form by contending last year at the British Open and PGA before snapping a five-year title drought by capturing the Tour Championship.
Starting the final round two shots behind the lead, Woods bogeyed the last but a two-under-par 70 gave him a 13-under-par (275) total on Sunday, with Dustin Johnson (68), Xander Schauffele (68) and Brooks Koepka (70) tied second one shot behind.
They will tee off at 9:20 am ET (1320 GMT) as officials pushed up start times in a desperate bid to get the season's first major across the finish line before storms hit. 79-year-old Nicklaus posted on Twitter. I am so happy for him and for the game of golf.