Tiger Woods rallied to win the Masters for the fifth time on Sunday, 14 April, a comeback that goes well beyond the two-shot deficit he erased before a delirious audience at Augusta National that watched memories turn into reality.
43-year-old Woods shot a 2-under 70 for one-stroke victory and his 15th major championship. But it was his first since the 2008 US Open, capping a remarkable recovery from debilitating injuries and embarrassing personal problems.
Woods showed he still had the game to compete with the world’s best when he triumphed in last year’s Tour Championship, his first victory of any kind since 2013.
Eighteen-time major winner Jack Nicklaus congratulated Woods and said, “A big “well done” from me to @TigerWoods! I am so happy for him and for the game of golf (sic).”
“What a fantastic life comeback for a really great guy,” US President Donald Trump tweeted hailing Woods’ victory.
Love people who are great under pressure. What a fantastic life comeback for a really great guy! https://t.co/41MtJtYEjq— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 14, 2019
Former US President Barack Obama congratulated Woods and said that the victory is a “testament to excellence, grit and determination.”
Congratulations, Tiger! To come back and win the Masters after all the highs and lows is a testament to excellence, grit, and determination.— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) April 14, 2019
‘Making Golf Great Again’
Several users took to the Twitter to celebrate Woods’ victory.
Congratulations to @TigerWoods. The golf world just feels right when you win.— Michael F. (@TXArmyVet79) April 14, 2019
‘We Are Happy for You Tiger Woods’
I think I speak for a lot of the golf world when I say... We’re happy for you TW! @TigerWoods what a victory ??— Justin Thomas (@JustinThomas34) April 14, 2019
What a great moment for the game of golf. I’m so impressed by @TigerWoods' incredible performance, and I'm so happy for him to capture another Green Jacket. Truly a special day that will go down in history. Congratulations, Tiger! #rematch ?— Phil Mickelson (@PhilMickelson) April 14, 2019
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