In one of the greatest comebacks in sports of all time, golfing great Tiger Woods has won the 2019 Masters leading the field by two shots and finishing at 14 under.
"THE RETURN TO GLORY!"
Tiger Woods wins the Masters for the 5th time. pic.twitter.com/u3cNdQm6MG
— CBS Sports (@CBSSports) April 14, 2019
He last won the Masters 14 years ago in 2005. His children are so young that they had not had the pleasure to see their dad win a major title. Today they were able to share it with him at Augusta.
And during the 14 years between, he suffered a devastating collapse of his marriage, his golf career and his health. At one point after multiple back surgeries there was a question if he’d ever play golf again. He has fought back and stands on top of the golfing world again.
With his win today, he is fitted for his fifth green jacket.
Woods now is just one win behind the most decorated Masters champ in history, Jack Nicklaus. Woods won his green jackets in 1997, 2001, 2002, 2005 and 2019. He also breaks the record for the most years between wins 14. Gary Player held the record before with 13 years between wins in 1961 and 1974.
Tiger told CBS’ Jim Nance in Butler Cabin, “to have my kids there, it’s come full circle. I had my dad there in 1997.” He called the win “overwhelming.”