Tiger Woods, battling back from an injury- and scandal-ridden decade that almost derailed his career for good, just accomplished what many believed to be an impossibility: his fifth Masters victory.
In one of the greatest comeback stories in the history of sports, Woods earned the famed green jacket on Sunday by shooting a 13-under par 275 to finish one stroke ahead of Dustin Johnson, Xander Schauffele and Brooks Koepka.
His sponsor Nike NKE, +1.46% which stood by him during the darkest times, was ready, releasing an ad that quickly made its way across social media:
Meanwhile, the internet exploded with a host of familiar names, including the president, cheering Woods for gutting out his 15th major win:
Love people who are great under pressure. What a fantastic life comeback for a really great guy! https://t.co/41MtJtYEjq
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump)
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)
A big BIG congratulations to @TigerWoods for winning the Masters!! The roar of the Tiger is back!
— Earvin Magic Johnson (@MagicJohnson)
To all whiny snowflakes out there who keel over at the first sign of any problem.. look at Tiger Woods & learn from him. Life’s tough, so deal with it.
That takes mental strength, resilience, determination, a will to win & a refusal to give up. Bravo Champ @TigerWoods! pic.twitter.com/IYNYUbpqp3
— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan)
That’s how you overcome adversity....Congratulations TIGER WOODS on winning #TheMasters
— Dez Bryant (@DezBryant)
One of those rare moments when we can all take a break from politics and celebrate a win together.
We all felt that win!