Kevin C. Cox
By Christopher Powers
Tiger Woods did it. He climbed back to the top of the mountain, completing what is arguably the greatest comeback story in the history of sports on Sunday at Augusta National. With a final-round 70, Woods won the 15th major championship of his career, as well as his fifth green jacket. He’s now one green jacket shy of Jack Nicklaus’ record total of six, and three majors shy of Nicklaus’ all-time major record of 18. To say the sports world thought this was impossible not that long ago is the understatement of the century.
But everyone couldn’t be happier to be wrong. Woods’ victory has yielded congratulations from sports figures, political figures, pop culture figures and everyone else you can think of on social media, all of them offering their tribute to the 43-year-old. During a time when folks can’t seem to agree on anything, literally everyone and their mother is thrilled for the 15-time major winner. Here’s a sampling of the endless amount of social media reactions to Woods’ win at the 83rd Masters.
That’s how you overcome adversity….Congratulations TIGER WOODS on winning #TheMasters
— Dez Bryant (@DezBryant) April 14, 2019
— Jack Nicklaus (@jacknicklaus) 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
Greatest comeback story in sports! Congrats @TigerWoods Let me hold one of those 5 jackets one time!
— Stephen Curry (@StephenCurry30) April 14, 2019
Congrats Tiger! What a performance..
— Tom Brady (@TomBrady) April 14, 2019
— Rob Lowe (@RobLowe) April 14, 2019
Speechless ❤️ @TigerWoods
— Niall Horan (@NiallOfficial) April 14, 2019
— bubba watson (@bubbawatson) April 14, 2019
While it wasn't the round I had hoped it would be, it is one that I'll never forget. This @TheMasters week has been incredible, thank you for all of the support this week. Congratulations, @TigerWoods! #TheMasters pic.twitter.com/FdZmvHI5jl
— Tony Finau Golf (@tonyfinaugolf) April 14, 2019
— Nick Carter (@nickcarter) April 14, 2019
.@TigerWoods Holy hell. What an amazing achievement
— Josh Gad (@joshgad) April 14, 2019
Historical day in golf. A few years ago I didn’t think this would happen. Never doubt greatness 🐐 Congrats @TigerWoods – Masters Champion again.
— Luke Donald (@LukeDonald) April 14, 2019
Never give up.
Congratulations, Tiger. https://t.co/W2DtHF0XxU
— Bill Clinton (@BillClinton) April 14, 2019
— LeBron James (@KingJames) April 14, 2019
— Sergio Garcia (@TheSergioGarcia) April 14, 2019
Nobody holds the entire viewing audience of their sport in the palm of their hand the way Tiger Woods does. It’s truly incredible. #TheMasters
— JJ Watt (@JJWatt) April 14, 2019
A big BIG congratulations to @TigerWoods for winning the Masters!! The roar of the Tiger is back!
— Earvin Magic Johnson (@MagicJohnson) April 14, 2019
I have to type this one more time, just so I'm sure I believe it: TIGER WOODS JUST WON THE MASTERS.
— Skip Bayless (@RealSkipBayless) April 14, 2019
Congratulations to @TigerWoods., a truly Great Champion!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 14, 2019
The leaderboard packed with the best players in the world. The setting historic. The conditions dramatic. The play exceptional. And in the end, Tiger Woods won. If that wasn’t the best day in golf history it was pretty damn close. #TheMasters pic.twitter.com/ZvCj7J83jN
— Mike Greenberg (@Espngreeny) April 14, 2019
Thanks JG you was Tiger Goodluck Charm https://t.co/6NNUzTaANU
— Todd Gurley II (@TG3II) April 14, 2019
— Danny Willett (@Danny_Willett) April 14, 2019
@Bucks playoff opener.
— Aaron Rodgers (@AaronRodgers12) April 14, 2019
— Russell Wilson (@DangeRussWilson) April 14, 2019
Just did it. #TheMasters
— jimmy fallon (@jimmyfallon) April 14, 2019
Tigers DM’s are blowing up
— David Spade (@DavidSpade) April 14, 2019
— kevin jonas (@kevinjonas) April 14, 2019
— Hugh Jackman (@RealHughJackman) April 14, 2019
ITS REAL!!!!! Ahhhhh https://t.co/xZXL0WUAD4
— Michelle Wie (@themichellewie) 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
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
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
TIGER 🙌🏾🙌🏾🙌🏾 #masters2019
— Kobe Bryant (@kobebryant) April 14, 2019
Tiger woods the 🐐… He never quit after a lot of adversity, stayed true to the game that he loves!! RESPECT✊🏽
— Kev (@KevKnox) April 14, 2019