Two years ago, it was not clear if Tiger Woods could continue his golfing career. On Sunday, he triumphed at the Masters in Augusta – and crowned with one of the 15th major victory of one of the biggest and most emotional comebacks in sports history.
"It's overwhelming what happened," said tiger Woods at the award ceremony. "I was happy to play here again last year." He desperately wanted his two sons to see him win again, Woods said. "I wanted to show them what it's like when their dad wins a big tournament."
On Twitter, the 43-year-old subsequently wrote that he could not thank his family, friends and fans enough.
US president and golf fan Donald Trump had played with Woods earlier this year, now he wrote on Twitter. "Congratulations to Tiger Woods, a truly great champion!"
Also Trump's predecessor Barack Obama congratulated via Twitter. "Congratulations, Tiger, coming back from all the ups and downs and winning the Masters is a testament to excellence, courage, and determination."
Numerous athletes also spoke up. "A huge 'Well done' by me for Tiger," tweeted Jack Nicklaus – The only golfer who has won more majors than Woods. "I'm so happy for him and for the sport of golf, it's just fantastic !!!"
Tennis star Serena Williams She said she had tears during Wood's play. "After all that you've gone through physically, come back and do what you just did, wow, a million times 'congratulations'."
"What a performance," wrote the six-time Super Bowl winner Tom Brady, NBA Topstar Stephen Curry spoke of the "best comeback story in sports". And Lakers legend Earvin "Magic" Johnson explained, "The tiger's roar is back!"