Tiger Woods achieved a comeback for the ages at The Masters on Sunday.
Woods secured a one-stroke victory in Augusta, Georgia, to end his 11-year championship drought.
Following years of adversity–from back surgeries and painkiller addiction to the public collapse of his marriage–the golfer started the final day of the tournament two strokes behind the lead and had to make a comeback to win (the first time he’s had to do so in a major tournament).
The 43-year-old golfer also became the second oldest person to ever win a Masters. He first won the tournament in 1997.
“It’s overwhelming just because of what has transpired,” Woods said in a TV interview after the emotional, epic win. He celebrated with lots of hugs, including with his two children. “For them to see what it’s like for their dad to win a major championship, I hope that’s something that they will never forget.”
Tom Brady, Barack Obama Congratulate Tiger Woods on Masters Win
Following Tiger Woods’ epic win at The Masters on Sunday, some of the biggest sports stars in the world took to Twitter to celebrate and congratulate the golf great.
As Sports Illustrated reports, Tom Brady commented on Woods’ 15th career major by tweeting, “Running the numbers on how long it’ll take me to get to 15…Congrats Tiger! What a performance.”
Meanwhile, Serena Williams wrote, “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.”
And Steph Curry wrote, “Greatest comeback story in sports!” As The New York Times reports, Woods even managed to get the bipartisan Twitter congratulations of both of the most recent golf-loving Presidents, Barack Obama and Donald Trump.