Tiger Woods won the 2019 Masters, one of golf’s most prestigious contests, on Sunday in Augusta. This makes it his fifth time ever. This is his 15th major championship title and his first win since 2008. Therefore, this is his first in 11 years! The 43-year-old golf legend has won the Masters in 1997, 2000, 2001, 2005 and now 2019.
According to Hypebeast, he had to undergo three major surgeries since his last win in 2008.
“His last major win was at the US Open in 2008. Since then, the golf icon has suffered neck and Achilles injuries and had required about three back surgeries to even get back to close to top form.”
Tiger Woods had this to say about how he felt after winning. He said:
“It’s overwhelming, because of what has transpired. Last year I was just very lucky to be playing again. I missed a couple of years of playing this great tournament. And to now be the champion … what, is it 22 years? It’s a long time! It’s unreal. My mom was here, she was here in 97 as well. I’m kind of at a loss for words. This is up there. It’s one of the hardest I’ve ever had to win. I was close last year in the majors. I learned from those, and was able to seal the deal today.”
Official Leader Board
Below is how the top of the leader board looked at the end of another week at the Masters. Tiger indeed made a great comeback!
- D Johnson, Schauffele, Koepka
- Day, Simpson, Molinari, Finau
- Rahm, Cantlay, Fowler
- Watson, Thomas, Kuchar, Harding, Poulter
- Kizzire, Mickelson, Scott
- S Kim, Stanley, Fitzpatrick, Kisner, McIlroy, Spieth, Bjerregaard, Olesen
- Hoffman, DeChambeau, Oosthuizen
- Hovland (a), Matsuyama, Woodland, Howell III