Tiger Woods at the Masters

Tiger Woods smiles as he walks off the 18th green during the third round for the Masters golf tournament Saturday

American star Woods ended his 11-year wait for a major title by claiming a one-stroke victory at the Masters on Sunday.

Tony Finau, who was also in the final group with Woods, said on Saturday that Woods' 1997 Masters win was the reason he took up golf. Woods dedicated the performance to his kids, and hugged his son afterward in nearly the exact same spot where he hugged his dad after his first ever Masters win back in 1997.

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. I said it a year ago at the Open.

Woods returned to action at the Hero World Challenge in December 2017 saying that for the first time in over 10 years that he was pain-free. "When I tapped the putt in, I don't know what I did but I know I screamed".

Probably no single venue in sports inspires as much blind devotion as Augusta National, and I can't wait for its defenders to come at me with talk about how its refusal to distribute new jackets is some storied tradition. "I see that Tiger Woods has 14 and I've always wanted to catch him!" "I can't remember how many Grand Slams I have".

"Very few people really know what @TigerWoods has been thru to get back to this point", tweeted four-time major champion Rory McIlroy, who finished in a tie for 21st on Sunday. If I tried to swing a club I would be on the ground and I struggled for years, and that's basically all they remember.

But it was Sunday's victory at Augusta, topping one of the strongest ever major championship leaderboards, that truly completed Tiger's comeback. I was a little better at the PGA [US PGA Championship], but still I didn't win. In maybe his greatest feat yet, Tiger climbed the biggest mountain at a time and an age when most are hanging out at base camp.

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Now, with Woods taking aim at Nicklaus again, with Bethpage Black hosting the PGA Championship next month and Pebble Beach hosting the U.S. Open in two months, all these young guys are reduced to something significantly less.

Tiger Woods' victory at The Masters also delivered strong TV ratings. "We have so many bets coming in".

"When you're someone like me in my shoes still trying to come up, still trying to win majors, still trying to contend, you can't beat playing with the best player in the world, the best that's ever done it and just see if you can get the job done is cool", Finau said, referring to Woods. I think it's awesome.

"I had serious doubts after what transpired a couple years ago".

As Woods made his final round charge towards the title he is estimated to have generated more than US$23.6 million in total for his sponsors, with millions tuning in to watch coverage as the 43-year-old secured his fifth green jacket.

That's largely due to the intense focus the TV broadcast placed on Woods, said Apex president Eric Smallwood.

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