It finally happened. After a fall from grace, many surgeries and even more question marks, Tiger Woods is a champion at Augusta National again. The fifth green jacket just might prove to be the toughest — if not the most meaningful — he’s ever won.
Twitter wasn’t around in 2005, the last time Woods won at the Masters, but thankfully for us all, Tiger gave the world a glimpse at how united sports fans would’ve been if social media were around in his heyday.
As Woods clinched another major title, Twitter was giving a rare standing ovation.
"THE RETURN TO GLORY!"— CBS Sports (@CBSSports) April 14, 2019
Tiger Woods wins the Masters for the 5th time. pic.twitter.com/u3cNdQm6MG
🚨🚨🚨BREAKING NEWS: TIGER WOODS WINS THE MASTERS, HIS 15TH MAJOR CHAMPIONSHIP AND FIFTH GREEN JACKET. 11-YEARS AFTER HIS LAST MAJOR WIN. SIMPLY AMAZING. INCREDIBLE. 🚨🚨🚨— Tiger Tracker (@GCTigerTracker) April 14, 2019
Congratulations to @TigerWoods., a truly Great Champion!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 14, 2019
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
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
Clutch 🐅— Tom Brady (@TomBrady) April 14, 2019
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
🐅 🙌🏾— Mike Conley (@mconley11) April 14, 2019
Tiger Woods is in the lead at #TheMasters. This means I am a golf fan for several hours today.— Hari Kondabolu (@harikondabolu) April 14, 2019
Tiger Woods, the greatest golfer the world has ever seen, has now completed one of the greatest comebacks the world has ever seen.— nick wright (@getnickwright) April 14, 2019
11 years, 3 back surgeries, and hundreds of mortifying headlines between Major championships, and he’s back on the top of the mountain.
WHAT IS HAPPENING?— Tiger Tracker (@GCTigerTracker) April 14, 2019
Virginia basketball: We authored a bounce-back story for the ages.— Pat Forde (@YahooForde) April 14, 2019
Tiger Woods: Hold my head cover.
Outfit is the same but a few things have changed between 2005 and now pic.twitter.com/WJLpbMcBiZ— Brian Floyd (@BrianMFloyd) April 14, 2019
We fully understand this is an NBA account but... pic.twitter.com/AUVQprHtmN— Yahoo Sports NBA (@YahooSportsNBA) April 14, 2019
Dad Tiger hugging his mom and kids is just gonna make us all sit in silence and cry for a minute here. It’s fine.— Brian Floyd (@BrianMFloyd) April 14, 2019
Nantz went for the tears and Tiger held it together.— Chris Hine (@ChristopherHine) April 14, 2019
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