After so much chatter and debate about his future, golf legend Tiger Woods has enjoyed an impressive year. The 42-year-old has yet to win a major since the 2008 U.S. Open but has made great strides in recent months.

The comeback seemed to officially get underway in March when Woods finished tied for second at the Valspar Championship and then tied for fifth at Arnold Palmer Invitational. All signs invariably pointed to Woods finally reclaiming his spot as one of the sport's best players.

With the success came the prize money of seven top-10 finishes. Woods, who is ranked No. 13 in the world, has earned $5,443,841 in official prize money in 2018. He is No. 7 on the money list rankings.

It was a big step in the right direction after Woods earned just $108,275 in 2014 and $448,598 in 2015. Due to injuries, Woods earned no money in 2016 and 2017.

Over his illustrious career, Woods has earned $115,504,853.

Woods' crowning achievement in 2018 came on Sept. 23, when he took home the Tour Championship at East Lake Golf Club in Atlanta. It was his 80th PGA Tour victory and his first title since 2013.

“Eighty is a big number,” Woods said. “I've been sitting on 79 for about five years now, and to get 80 is a pretty damned good feeling.”

Woods, who has battled major back problems, was unsure if he would ever play golf again.

"When I was laying on the ground and couldn't move for a number of months, golf is the furthest thing from my mind," Woods said in September.

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Tiger Woods of the United States during practice prior to the 2018 Ryder Cup at Le Golf National on September 27, 2018 in Paris. Christian Petersen/Getty Images