On Sunday, Tiger Woods did what almost no one, including himself, thought possible — he won the Masters to claim his first major in more than a decade and to pull it off he overcame a third-round deficit for the first time in his long career.
I can’t thank my family, friends and fans enough for their support. Having my family by my side today is something I will never forget. To not only be able to play again, but to be able to win again, is something I will forever be grateful for. This jacket sure is comfortable. pic.twitter.com/LsOUX2dWH1
— Tiger Woods (@TigerWoods) April 14, 2019
On twitter, fellow athletes and sports commentators — including the current golf-loving occupant of the White House — reacted accordingly…
TIGER WINS FIFTH MASTERS
Very few people really know what @TigerWoods has been thru to get back to this point. So cool seeing him with Tida, Sam, Charlie, Erica and the rest of the team behind 18 green. Couldn’t be happier for him! What a great day for golf! #TheMasters
— Rory McIlroy (@McIlroyRory) April 14, 2019
What a great moment for the game of golf. I’m so impressed by @TigerWoods' incredible performance, and I'm so happy for him to capture another Green Jacket. Truly a special day that will go down in history. Congratulations, Tiger! #rematch 😎
— Phil Mickelson (@PhilMickelson) April 14, 2019
I think I speak for a lot of the golf world when I say… We’re happy for you TW! @TigerWoods what a victory 🙌🏽
— Justin Thomas (@JustinThomas34) April 14, 2019
— Dustin Johnson (@DJohnsonPGA) April 14, 2019
— bubba watson (@bubbawatson) April 14, 2019
— Jack Nicklaus (@jacknicklaus) April 14, 2019
Pretty proud to have my first ace happen at @themasters on Sunday. No better place to do it!
— Bryson DeChambeau (@b_dechambeau) April 14, 2019
— Tom Brady (@TomBrady) April 14, 2019
— LeBron James (@KingJames) April 14, 2019
Tiger 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥 Let’s gooooo!!!!!
— Mike Trout (@MikeTrout) 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
Greatest comeback story in sports! Congrats @TigerWoods Let me hold one of those 5 jackets one time!
— Stephen Curry (@StephenCurry30) April 14, 2019
US PRESIDENTS PRAISE TIGER
United States Presidents have a long history with playing golf and three of the past four commented on Tigers’ performance.
Never give up.
Congratulations, Tiger. https://t.co/W2DtHF0XxU
— Bill Clinton (@BillClinton) 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
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