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…

After being diagnosed with cancer, French footballer underwent a liver transplant in 2012 and remarkably managed to continue his footie career. Returned to the Barcelona squad to lift the 2011 Champions League.

1. Eric Abidal

After being diagnosed with cancer, French footballer underwent a liver transplant in 2012 and remarkably managed to continue his footie career. Returned to the Barcelona squad to lift the 2011 Champions League.
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3-0 down at half-time in the Champions League final in Istanbul, Steven Gerrard's header was the catalyst for a remarkable fightback as Liverpool pulled it back to 3-3 before going on to win on penalties.

2. Liverpool v AC Milan, 2005

3-0 down at half-time in the Champions League final in Istanbul, Steven Gerrard's header was the catalyst for a remarkable fightback as Liverpool pulled it back to 3-3 before going on to win on penalties.
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The Scots remarkably fought back from 31-0 down to lead 31-38 in this Six Nations clash. A late England try denied Gregor Townsend's men a famous victory at Twickenham but the 38-38 draw ensured they retained the Calcutta Cup.

3. England 38-38 Scotland (March 2019)

The Scots remarkably fought back from 31-0 down to lead 31-38 in this Six Nations clash. A late England try denied Gregor Townsend's men a famous victory at Twickenham but the 38-38 draw ensured they retained the Calcutta Cup.
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Europe were trailing 10-6 heading into the singles matches on the final day. It looked certain to be a US victory, instead Europe won 8 of the 12 singles matches and halved the other retaining the Cup, winning 13.5 to 14.5.

4. Miracle at Medinah - Ryder Cup (Sept 2012)

Europe were trailing 10-6 heading into the singles matches on the final day. It looked certain to be a US victory, instead Europe won 8 of the 12 singles matches and halved the other retaining the Cup, winning 13.5 to 14.5.
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