Athletes, celebrities, US presidents and Eighteen-time major winner Jack Nicklaus were quick to congratulate Tiger Woods after watching him win a fifth Green Jacket to complete a remarkable comeback story.
Woods's victory by one shot at Augusta was his 15th major title, leaving him three behind Nicklaus' all-time record.
It was Woods' first major in over a decade after multiple back surgeries and personal issues looked to have cut short his pursuit of Nicklaus – and at one point his career.
Many were quick to ask if Woods' victory was the greatest comeback in sporting history given the hurdles he has faced, and overcome, since winning the U.S. Open Championship in 2008, including twenty-three time Grand Slam winner Serena Williams, among others:
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
TIGER 🙌🏾🙌🏾🙌🏾 #masters2019— Kobe Bryant (@kobebryant) April 14, 2019
Congrats Tiger! What a performance..— Tom Brady (@TomBrady) 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
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
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
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
Unbelievable Tiger.— JJ Watt (@JJWatt) 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
Congratulations to @TigerWoods., a truly Great Champion!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 14, 2019
Wow!! No words to describe watching that on the TV. Just an amazing comeback from Tiger!! 🐅— Matt Fitzpatrick (@MattFitz94) April 14, 2019
It has been a long & uncertain journey of 14 years since your last Green Jacket. A monumental challenge. For most an impossible task. But not for you. Congratulations Tiger. So special for you & your family. So great for the game of golf. Simply unbelievable. My very best. GP pic.twitter.com/Cw1Hzb9UOE— Gary Player (@garyplayer) April 14, 2019