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, 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! https://t.co/41MtJtYEjq— 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.— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) April 14, 2019
That takes mental strength, resilience, determination, a will to win & a refusal to give up. Bravo Champ @TigerWoods! pic.twitter.com/IYNYUbpqp3
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.
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