In a spectacular go back to previous glory, Tiger Woods won the 2019 Masters on Sunday, his first victory in among golf’s four major competitions in over a decade.
Woods stimulated fans as he pulled ahead during the Masters’ fourth round in Augusta, Georgia. He entered the final day tied for 2nd place, two shots behind Francesco Molinari. By the 18 th hole, he held a two-shot lead. With that cushion, he bogeyed the last hole to shoot a two-under-par 70 on Sunday, winning the competition with a score of 13 under par. 3 gamers ended up a stroke behind him.
Woods’ triumph marked his 5th Masters title; he previously won the green coat awarded its victor in 1997, 2001, 2002, and2005 Sunday’s win likewise was the first time he had actually won any major without holding at least a share of the lead entering into the last round.
Woods now has 15 significant titles under his belt, positioning him 3 behind record holder Jack Nicklaus, who has18
— PGA TRIP (@PGATOUR) April 14, 2019
” It’s frustrating, just because of what has actually taken place,” Woods said shortly after a tap-in on the 18 th hole offered him his newest win. “Last year, I was lucky to be playing once again.”
Woods, 43, had actually not completed initially in a major champion in almost 11 years; he won the U.S. Open in June2008 And he has actually dealt with turbulence in his individual life considering that his last Masters win in 2005.
His dad, Earl Woods, who mentored his golf game from the time Tiger was a young child, passed away in2006 His marriage and subsequent divorce become tabloid fodder in 2009 after a sex scandal made headlines, and he was apprehended for a DUI in 2017.
Likewise over the past years, Woods has gone through multiple surgeries, including 4 operations on his back, as he’s tried to return to the top of his game. In 2017, Woods underwent a spinal combination to ease pain in his back and leg. Just last month, he withdrew from the Arnold Palmer Invitational due to a neck stress
Fans, consisting of fellow athletes, rejoiced on Twitter over his accomplishment, agreeing that Woods’ comeback was total and historic.
I am actually in tears seeing @TigerWoods this is Achievement like no other. Understanding all you have been through physically to come back and do what you just did today? Wow Congrats a million times! I am so inspired thank you pal.
— Serena Williams (@serenawilliams) April 14, 2019
Greatest comeback story in sports! Congrats @TigerWoods Let me hold one of those 5 coats one time!
— Stephen Curry (@StephenCurry30) April 14, 2019
— Complex (@Complex) April 14, 2019
From hugging his father in 1997 to hugging his kid in2019 Tiger Woods is Masters champ again. pic.twitter.com/oKcWchIxsG
— Frank Pallotta (@frankpallotta) April 14, 2019
President Donald Trump participated in on congratulating Woods, admiring him as “a genuinely Fantastic Champion!”
Congratulations to @TigerWoods, a genuinely Excellent Champion!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 14, 2019
Woods’ win likewise accomplished the nearly difficult– putting Trump on the exact same page as his White Home predecessor, Barack Obama. The former president chimed in with his praise for the golfer:
Congratulations, Tiger! To come back and win the Masters after all the low and high is a testimony to quality, grit, and determination.
— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) April 14, 2019
This story has actually been upgraded with more details on Woods’ success and response to it.