Aged 43 and now the world No.6, Woods' first major win in 11 years has him just three off Jack Nicklaus' record of 18.
But Woods pulled it back and won the tournament by one shot after finishing 13-under-par for the week.
Nike has likely had this commercial ready to send for the last several years, but it was worth the wait since it hits you right in the feels. The outpouring of excitement over Tiger's win felt like it was the late 1990s again, back when Puffy's shiny suits were the move.
The golfing champion's game suffered after he went through four different back surgeries and four different knee surgeries. "Couldn't be happier for him, what a great day for golf", said Rory McIlroy. "You couldn't have had more drama than we all had out there, and now I know why I'm balding".
Whether he truly believed that he'd never return to professional golf again we'll perhaps never know, but Tiger underwent spinal fusion surgery nearly two years ago to the day, an operation that along with the levels of determination and desire to return that only some champions have, put him back on the road to recovery. And while Xander Schauffele (68, T2) didn't succeed in becoming the fifth straight first-time major victor at Augusta (Patrick Reed, Sergio Garcia, Danny Willett, Jordan Spieth), he led the field with 25 birdies and looks like a big-game hunter.
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Rallying to win major championships was not in Woods' DNA before Sunday.
Woods is now three short of the gold standard - 18 majors - set by Nicklaus. They were not real in that "I can remember where I was when it happened" sense. I only hoped my win, and how I won, might put a dent in the way people perceived black people.
As well as becoming the first Italian to win a major championship, Molinari won the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth, his first PGA Tour title in the Quicken Loans National - a tournament hosted by Woods - and he became the first European to compile a flawless 5-0 record in the Ryder Cup. One gambler, however, was a little more excited than the other fans.
Tiger Woods' victory at The Masters also delivered strong TV ratings. "To have the opportunity to come back like this, it's probably one of the biggest wins I've ever had for sure because of it".
We'll update with final Masters Final Round numbers as they come in.
Thomas, who like Fowler plays a lot of golf with Woods in the Jupiter, Fla., area, also said he expected Woods to rise again in majors. "I think Nike will stick with him until he stops playing golf, in some capacity".
"Running the numbers on how long it'll take me to get to 15".
"OK guys, I'm so serious", Williams tweeted.