Tiger Woods just won his 5th green jacket at the 2019 Masters Tournament, which marked his 81st career win on Tour, and 15th major win. Woods ranks second in all time career wins barely trailing Sam Snead (82). Tiger was a favorite to win at The Masters along with names such as Rory McIlroy, Dustin Johnson, and Brooks Koepka. Prior to the tournament Tiger was in a funk and couldn’t really find the top of the leader board in previous tournaments heading to Sunday, however he found his rhythm from start to finish last weekend.
The last time Tiger won was in 2018 at the Tour Championship. Woods has had a series of highs and lows in the past few years, with the breakdown of his marriage, serious back problems, slipping down the world rankings, and recently being arrested on the suspicion of drunk driving. Tiger is now 43 and the last time he won at Augusta was 14 years ago. Some analyst’s mark this victory “the greatest comeback in sports”
Woods received much attention all over the world online from notables such as LeBron James, Serena Williams, Steph Curry, Kobe Bryant, Barrack Obama, and Donald Trump.
“I had a pretty good feeling going into this week that I was going to be able to contend in this event,” Woods said. “I really felt that I was starting to shape the golf ball, and my putting was starting to come around. My short game’s been there. Woods bogeyed the 18th hole to shoot a 2 under 70 and a one stroke lead for the win.
I would say its acceptable to retire after this stunning comeback and remarkable victory for Tiger Woods.