Woods is back on the throne after a 10-year hiatus that started with the infamous cheating scandal in 2009. All of those years of recovery from injuries were worth it, Tiger got to put on the green jacket on Sunday.
Although it wasn’t an easy run, the golfer did manage to throw everyone an epic finish and go home with the award. Jack Nicklaus is the only one who’s ever won six Masters, making Tiger Woods the second on the list.
“It’s overwhelming. I think just because of what has transpired, and last year I was just very lucky to be playing again. The previous dinner, the champions dinner, I was really struggling and missed a couple of years of not playing this great tournament. To now be the champion, 22 years between wins is a long time. But it’s just unreal for me to experience this,” – said Woods.
This is Woods’ 15th Majors victory and his first Masters since 2005. He won his first Masters at 21, in 1997, becoming the youngest golfer and first black man to win the tournament. In recent years, Woods struggled with injuries and personal troubles but now he’s back and better than ever.