Tiger Woods won his fifth Masters on Sunday marking his first major since 2008 and his 15th in total—enough to tie Novak Djokovic's Grand Slam count, though eight shy of Serena Williams' 23.
Still, the win was enough to capture Williams' attention:
I am literally in tears watching @TigerWoods this is Greatness like no other. Knowing all you have been through physically to come back and do what you just did today? Wow Congrats a million times! I am so inspired thank you buddy.— Serena Williams (@serenawilliams) April 14, 2019
She wasn't the only tennis champion to chime in. So did Billie Jean King ...
Congratulations to Tiger Woods on his 5th Masters title and 15th major. Great comeback.— Billie Jean King (@BillieJeanKing) April 15, 2019
Chris Evert ...
Tiger has shown us all that you can always come back.. in sport and in life.. if you put in the work...#nevergiveup— Chris Evert (@ChrissieEvert) April 14, 2019
Never underestimate greatness— Patrick McEnroe (@PatrickMcEnroe) April 14, 2019
And Tennis Channel analysts most definitely took notice:
???????? https://t.co/4rb1RaW5xW— Steve Weissman (@Steve_Weissman) April 14, 2019
Don’t bet against great #normsdontapply— Paul Annacone (@paul_annacone) April 14, 2019
Mixed sports marriage perspective: Last time Tiger Woods won a Major, Ana Ivanovic was ranked No.1 and @RafaelNadal had just won his fourth Major...— Jon Wertheim (@jon_wertheim) April 14, 2019
As well as quite a few players:
Wow!!! Congratulations Tiger! ???????? Chills watching that... #themasters2019 ⛳️— Melanie Oudin (@melanie_oudin) April 14, 2019
????????????☺️ https://t.co/zYUR2ndlUi— Katie Boulter (@KatieBoulter1) April 14, 2019
???????? https://t.co/yzzeWnjciI— Laura Robson (@laurarobson5) April 14, 2019
Woods' win, with 11 years between his 14th and 15th majors, marked a comeback story for the ages—one that tennis will try to rival.
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