Published: Apr 14, 2019 9:22 p.m. ET

Trump, Obama and the rest of the internet reacts to one of the greatest comebacks ever

Tiger Woods wins the Masters, and Nike wastes no time in capitalizing on it Getty
Patrons cheer as Tiger Woods wins the Masters.
Tiger Woods wins the Masters, and Nike wastes no time in capitalizing on it


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Tiger Woods, battling back from an injury- and scandal-ridden decade that almost derailed his career for good, just accomplished what many believed to be an impossibility: his fifth Masters victory.

In one of the greatest comeback stories in the history of sports, Woods earned the famed green jacket on Sunday by shooting a 13-under par 275 to finish one stroke ahead of Dustin Johnson, Xander Schauffele and Brooks Koepka.

His sponsor Nike NKE, +0.63% which stood by him during the darkest times, was ready, releasing an ad that quickly made its way across social media:

Thanks to the iconic swoosh symbol prominently featured on Woods’s hat, shirt, pants and shoes, the Masters win is worth about $22,540,000 to Nike, according to Apex Marketing data cited in a CNBC story.

Meanwhile, the internet exploded with a host of familiar names, including current and former presidents, cheering Woods for gutting out his 15th major win:

Love people who are great under pressure. What a fantastic life comeback for a really great guy!

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) 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

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

A big BIG congratulations to @TigerWoods for winning the Masters!! The roar of the Tiger is back!

— Earvin Magic Johnson (@MagicJohnson) April 14, 2019

To all whiny snowflakes out there who keel over at the first sign of any problem.. look at Tiger Woods & learn from him. Life’s tough, so deal with it.
That takes mental strength, resilience, determination, a will to win & a refusal to give up. Bravo Champ ⁦@TigerWoods⁩!

— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) April 14, 2019

That’s how you overcome adversity....Congratulations TIGER WOODS on winning #TheMasters

— Dez Bryant (@DezBryant) April 14, 2019

One of those rare moments when we can all take a break from politics and celebrate a win together.

Congratulations, @TigerWoods.

We all felt that win! 🇺🇸

— Candace Owens (@RealCandaceO) April 14, 2019

And if ever there was an athlete who personified perseverance, about overcoming trials and tribulations, it is @TigerWoods today. I never thought he’d win a major again. Now I think he’s gonna surpass him. HE’s the shark in blood-infected waters. Everyone else is the prey!#UhOh

— Stephen A Smith (@stephenasmith) April 14, 2019