With the eyes of the world focused on the 2019 Masters Championship at Augusta, a host of talented golfers dawned the golf course in search of victory. Little did any of the spectators realise that this year’s champion was going to be someone who at one time was ranked outside the top 1,000 in the World Golf Rankings.
At the initial stage of trailing leaders in the Championship, Tiger Woods sprang to the stage to record his first major win since the 2008 US Open and 15th major title in total.
Having battled with various personal issues including a nasty divorce, various back and knee surgeries, caught driving under the influence of alcohol, being dropped by major sponsors and having lost major endorsement deals; the resilience of the onetime World Number One golf player in the world was on display yesterday.
The impact of his win clearly shook the world as various celebrities and sports enthusiasts poured out congratulatory comments and messages. An overjoyed Woods highlighted that he had peaked for the occasion and was feeling good about his physical shape and mental strength.
Among all those that poured out congratulatory messages include the immediate past and present Presidents of the United States of America; Barack Obama and Donald Trump. Other celebrities and sports personnel include Wayne Rooney, Serena Williams, Gareth Bale, Phil Mickelson, Rory Mcllroy, Stephen Curry, and Tom Brady. President Obama highlighted,
“Congratulations, Tiger! To come back and win the Masters after all the highs and lows is a testament to excellent grit, and determination”. Stephen Curry noted “Greatest comeback story in sports! Congrats @TigerWoods Let me hold one of those 5 jackets one time!” Tom Brady further added “Congrats Tiger! What a performance”.
With immense pride and satisfaction in his eyes, it is only expected that Tiger Woods would go on to break the record held by Jack Nicklaus who holds 18 major titles in the sport.