Celebrities congratulate Tiger Woods on his Masters win

Aubrey Yates
April 15, 2019

It was the fifth Masters title for Woods, his first since 2005, and it moved him three shy of the all-time record 18 major titles won by Jack Nicklaus.

Numerous players he beat on Sunday were inspired as young boys to emulate Woods.

When Masters futures were first posted In August, Woods opened as a co-favorite to win the tournament at 12/1 odds along with Jordan Spieth, Dustin Johnson, Justin Thomas, Tiger Woods, Brooks Koepka and Rory McIlroy.

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He now has 15 major championships for his career, including five victories at The Masters.

"It's been a while since I've been in contention here, " Woods said told ESPN.

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An all-American trio of three-time major victor Brooks Koepka, world number two Dustin Johnson and Xander Schauffele shared second on 276.

In his first 14 major victories, Woods either led or was tied for the lead heading into the final round.

Nicklaus, 23-times tennis grand slam victor Serena Williams, Super Bowl champion Tom Brady also applauded the victory on Twitter while swimmer Michael Phelps, the victor of a record 23 Olympic gold medals, was at Augusta National to cheer Woods on.

'I've got to go and have a MRI soon, but I can't see that making any difference, it's not really changed for the last 30 years'. But it's not like I can only worry about him.

Brooks Koepka of the US hits off the 2nd tee during third round play. It also ends a almost 11-year major tournament drought for Woods, who last captured one back in 2008 at the US Open. Koepka was ranked No. 1 in the world last October.

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