In a sentence we thought we would never write, Tiger Woods is Masters champions once again. The biggest name in golf has ended an 11-year major drought, and he done it on the biggest stage possible.
The imagination of the sporting world was captured over the weekend with the thought of Woods pulling on the green jacket again. There is perhaps nothing as exciting in any sport as the former world number one in contention on the Sunday of a major and that anticipation was only multiplied considering the circumstances.
Tiger is 100% locked in - this is just insane to watch. I can’t believe it. How is this happening?
— Bill Simmons (@BillSimmons) April 14, 2019
Tiger Woods to the critics for the past decade. pic.twitter.com/OW7YK77P51
— Clay Travis (@ClayTravis) April 14, 2019
While many were unsure if he had the mental and physical durability to pull it out of the bag today, he silenced any doubters in the most glorious of fashions. While his competitors struggled down the stretch, he got stronger.
When he entered stood on the 18th tee box with a two shot lead, we knew we were seeing history rewritten. The world could hardly believe what was unfolding in front of their eyes, Tiger Woods a major champion once again.
There were so many times I thought Tiger would never win another tournament, let alone another major. Scandal. Back surgeries. Knees, shoulders, Achilles, neck. Chip yips. Driver yips. Broken confidence. Now ... a 5th Masters and 15th major championship. Un. Real.
— Skip Bayless (@RealSkipBayless) April 14, 2019
11 years since his last major
14 years since his last masters
Never come from behind to win a major
A winless streak of 107 weeks
1,199th in the world
Four back surgeries
Didn't know if he'd play again
The greatest comeback in sport!
Ladies and gentleman, Tiger Woods 🏆` pic.twitter.com/GYMy0ExMYu
— Balls.ie (@ballsdotie) April 14, 2019
This was Tiger Woods less than two years ago
He is far from perfect but the sheer strength of character to come back from serious lows is really something else#TheMasters #Tiger 🐯 pic.twitter.com/eDu8yPpBg1
— Honest Frank (@HonestFrank) April 14, 2019
Tiger Woods and his father Earl after his first Masters win in 1997.
Tiger and his son Charlie after winning his 5th Masters on Sunday. pic.twitter.com/uhGOd4eGYt
— ESPN (@espn) April 14, 2019
If all these mistakes and scared looking putts look familiar it’s because they are. We used to call it the Tiger effect. And today proves, it never went away. #TheMasters
— Mike Greenberg (@Espngreeny) April 14, 2019
Congrats Tiger! What a performance..
— Tom Brady (@TomBrady) April 14, 2019
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
Speechless ❤️ @TigerWoods
— Niall Horan (@NiallOfficial) April 14, 2019
— Matt Ryan (@M_Ryan02) April 14, 2019
Over the past 10 years, whenever people would ask why we continued to cover Tiger Woods, my answer was that his story wasn't complete. There were more chapters left. We didn't know how it would end -- and we still don't -- but we can't abandon a captivating tale before it's over.
— Jason Sobel (@JasonSobelTAN) April 14, 2019
I always felt Tiger was so famous so young he could never show the world how he was really feeling. In 25 years covering him, this is the first time I've seen him show pure joy. #theMasters
— Rick Reilly (@ReillyRick) April 14, 2019
Come on…. pic.twitter.com/GVzIpjpLbD
— Tiger Tracker (@GCTigerTracker) April 14, 2019
Best day ever.
— Russell Wilson (@DangeRussWilson) April 14, 2019