Tiger Woods on Sunday April 14 won his first major golf championship in over a decade and his first Masters title in 14 years.
This is coming in just after two years he was bedridden thinking his career was over due to a painfully disorderly back. Woods was resilient and steady throughout the week at Augusta National Golf Club.
Starting the day two shots behind leader Francesco Molinari, Woods later finished at 13 under par and one shot ahead of Dustin Johnson, Xander Schauffele and Brooks Koepka. When his final putt dropped on 18, Woods gave a fist pump with his right hand then lifted both arms overhead in joy.
Of all the great moments, it’s hard to beat his adorable celebration with his son, Charlie, his mom, Kultida, his daughter, Sam, and girlfriend, Erica.
“It’s come full circle. My dad was here in ’97 and now I’m the dad with two kids here,” Woods said.
Half an hour after his final putt, Woods said the monumental win had not sunk in yet. “You couldn’t have had more drama than what we had out there. Now I know why I’m balding,” he joked. “This stuff is hard.”
The video below shows Tiger Woods putting on his green jacket as the winner of the 2019 Masters
One of Tiger Woods’s golfing partners noticed, too. “Love people who are great under pressure,” President Trump tweeted. “What a fantastic life comeback for a really great guy!”
Congratulations to @TigerWoods., a truly Great Champion!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 14, 2019
In a his tweet, former U.S president Barack Obama, said Tiger Woods’s win 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
“I am literally in tears watching @TigerWoods this is Greatness like no other”, Serena Williams said
I am literally in tears watching @TigerWoods this is Greatness like no other. Knowing 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 buddy.
— Serena Williams (@serenawilliams) April 14, 2019