Sunday afternoon (April 14) Tiger Woods has won the Masters tournament, his first major win in 11 years. The win marks an official comeback for the athlete after more than a decade of scandals and career lows.
The 43-year-old golf pro walked up to the 18th hole as the crowd cheered, reminiscent of years prior when Woods dominated the sport.
After clinching the title, Tiger smiled and threw his fist in the air. He then hugged his son in the same place he once hugged his father after a Masters win.
WATCH: The moment Tiger Woods makes a historic 11-year comeback as he wins #TheMasters 2019 pic.twitter.com/YlqYRcSwyw
— The Speaker (@TweetTheSpeaker) April 14, 2019
Shortly after his win, Twitter erupted.
“Tiger Woods’ playing career is over. He will never win another major. It’s dead. Bury it.”
Tiger Woods at the 2019 Masters: pic.twitter.com/8AmFPxJ6RV
— NOTSportsCenter (@NOTSportsCenter) April 14, 2019
TIGER WOODS Y’ALL
— at sign jamal jimoh (@JamalJimoh) 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
However, Tiger’s win was also met with mixed reviews by those who remember the player’s past offenses, comments, and association.
nothing displays america’s collective ability to compartmentalize quite like a tiger woods victory. we don’t even really like this dude but this feels amazing.
— bomani (@bomani_jones) April 14, 2019
Caniblasian golfers winning today. This y’all mans? #TheMasters pic.twitter.com/TQniFveUPD
— Alvin aqua Blanco (@Aqua174) April 14, 2019
Trump gonna tweet congrats to Tiger and the whole TL gonna be like pic.twitter.com/PBIfrFvkuJ
— Justin Tinsley (@JustinTinsley) April 14, 2019
This is Tiger Woods’ fifth Masters and after the game, he briefly spoke about the importance of the moment 22 years after his first win.
“It’s come full circle,” Woods said after the win. “It’s a special feeling.”
Congrats to Tiger Woods.