& # 039; Great like no other & # 039; – response to & # 039; biggest comeback story in sports & # 039; as Woods Masters wins

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Watch the moment that Tiger Woods wins the 2019 Masters

3,954 days. That's how long Tiger Woods has waited to win his 15th major.

In the time between the 2008 US Open and Sunday & # 39; s triumph in the Masters, Woods went through a number of highs and lows

The American started only 24 events in one four-year period. A public admission of infidelity and the collapse of his marriage led him to take a break in golf.

The former number one in the world returned, but then received injuries and back surgery, slipped out of the rankings and even thought his career was over. His external problems also continued when he was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence in 2017.

But now at the age of 43 he won for the first time since 2005 at Augusta.

This is how his fellow sports giants, politicians and Hollywood actors on social media responded to the "biggest comeback story in sport".

First of all, the sports world …

Woods had spinal fusion surgery in April 2017 and has had four back operations in his career.

Twenty-three times Grand Slam tennis champion Serena Williams has struggled with injuries throughout her career and twice had a pulmonary embolism

"I literally look in tears at Tiger Woods, this is Greatness like no other" , tweeted the American. "Do you know everything that you have been through physically to come back and do what you did today?" Congratulations, a million times! I'm so inspired. "

Six-time NBA star Stephen Curry called Woods & # 39;" the biggest comeback story in the sport "and asked Woods if he could" hold one of those five coats once! "

The former LA Lakers legend Kobe Bryant kept it simple …

Former basketball player Magic Johnson reported that "the roar of the tiger is back", while Tom Brady, who won a record sixth Super Bowl in February, spent the evening "with the numbers on how long it will take me to get up to 15 ".

Real Madrid and Wales footballer Gareth Bale also celebrated Woods & # 39; victory.

Then those glued to the TV …

Former American President Barack Obama, who played a round of golf with Woods during his tenure, paid tribute to Woods' determination after a difficult few years.

"Come back and win the Masters after all the highs and lows testify to excellence, grit and determination," he wrote.

US President Donald Trump said he loved "people who are great under pressure." What a fantastic comeback for a great guy! "

[BBC400000] For BBC Sport presenter Gary Lineker was Woods' victory "the second most exciting sporting performance I've ever seen."

The best? Leicester won the Premier League title in 2016 as big underdogs, of course. "There's something in my eyes , "tweeted Lineker." To use a sentence used before about Tiger Woods – "Oh my god … Wow …. Have you seen anything like this in your life?"

Former tennis world number one Chris Evert said: "Tiger has shown us everything that you can always come back, in sports and in life, when you do the work".

The legendary former London cricketer Ian Botham called Woods & # 39; victory & # 39; one of the greatest inspirational performances … Who said he would not win another important … No. 15 and more ".

The Australian actor Hugh Jackman also kept an eye on the Augusta trials …

And then Woods & # 39; fellow golfers …

Woods & # 39; former coach Butch Harmon said to Sky Sports: "I have never shown him such an emotion. At any time, anywhere, any time in his life.

" He was humiliated by his own mistakes, the things he went through he created, nobody else created them, and he came from the other side.

"He got himself help, he got his body right, he got his head to the right and he started working on his game. I couldn't be happier for him and his family."

Phil Mickelson said about his old rival Woods: "I am so impressed by his incredible performance and I am so happy that he can again win a Green Jacket. A really special day that goes down in history".

Jack Nicklaus eighteen times biggest winner tweeted he was "so happy for him and for the golf game. This is simply fantastic", while Bubba Watson said he was "grateful to see that personally" along with the hashtag #Needs 4 more majors.

The European Tour puts Woods & way to his 15th major title in perspective …

The English Ian Poulter, who finished with a part of the 12th, wrote: "A few mistakes were very expensive today, but one day we will remember as the return of @tigerwoods incredible." What he did for the golf game is impossible We all owe a lot to him for that. "Respect Enjoy number 15 Mr Woods."

And a reminder of where it all started …

The first person to run Woods after the sinking of the winning well was his son Charlie. Twenty-two years ago, Woods & father, Earl, had embraced him when he claimed his first Masters victory.

And a Twitter account shared the letter that Earl wrote to his 21-year-old son after becoming the Augusta champion.

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