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Tiger Woods Forges Masters Comeback: Obama And Trump Congratulate, Serena Williams in Tears

Tiger Woods fought injuries and ended an 11-year major title drought on Sunday as he won the Masters with his family watching him in Augusta.


Updated:April 15, 2019, 11:31 AM IST
Tiger Woods Forges Masters Comeback: Obama And Trump Congratulate, Serena Williams in Tears
Tiger Woods won his 83rd Masters on Sunday to end an 11-year major title drought. (Photo Credit: Reuters)
Augusta: US President Donald Trump and former president Barack Obama were among those joining a chorus of congratulations Sunday to Tiger Woods after the US superstar ended an 11-year major title drought with a Masters victory.

Woods, who started the day two shots behind Francesco Molinari, fired a final-round 70 for a 13-under par total of 275 and a one-shot win over Dustin Johnson, Xander Schauffele and Brooks Koepka.

Woods, clad in bright red, raised his club and fist to the sky then hugged his mother and two children after sinking a short bogey putt to seal the win as the crowd erupted in chants of “Tiger! Tiger! Tiger!”

“Congratulations to @TigerWoods,” tweeted Trump, who played a round of golf with Woods just this year. “A truly Great Champion!”

“Congratulations, Tiger!” former president Obama tweeted. “To come back and win the Masters after all the highs and lows is a testament to excellence, grit, and determination.”

Woods persevered on a tense back nine at Augusta National, winning by one stroke after birdies at 13, 15 and 16.

“I am literally in tears watching @TigerWoods this is Greatness like no other,” tweeted 23-time Grand Slam tennis champion Serena Williams.

“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.”

“A big BIG congratulations to @TigerWoods for winning the Masters!!” NBA icon Magic Johnson tweeted. “The roar of the Tiger is back!”

“Congrats Tiger! What a performance,” the New England Patriots’ six-time Super Bowl-winning quarterback Tom Brady added.
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