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One of the greatest comebacks in history: Reaction as Tiger Woods wins first major in a decade

Praise has poured in for Tiger Woods after he captured his first major since 2008 with victory at the Masters at Augusta on Sunday, capping a stunning return from injury which some have dubbed the greatest comeback ever.

Woods, 43, overturned a two-shot deficit heading into the final round at Augusta National as he carded a two under score of 70 to finish on 13 under par overall – one shot ahead of the chasing trio of Brooks Koepka, Dustin Johnson and Xander Schauffele.

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It was the US golfing icons 15th major in all – and fifth win at Augusta – but the first time he has clinched one of golfs big four prizes since 2008.

In the ensuing period of his majors drought, many feared Woods would be forced to quit the sport as he battled severe back injuries that aborted several attempted comebacks, as well as a very public arrest while driving under the influence of medication in 2017.

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But the signs were different when Woods clinched his first title in five years at the Tour Championship in Atlanta last year.

Woods has now gone even better, winning his fifth green jacket amid emotional scenes on Sunday at Augusta, as well as earning praise from as far and wide as golf-mad US President Donald Trump, tennis great Serena Williams, and NFL legend Tom Brady.

Heres some of the social media reaction below:

Congrats Tiger! What a performance..

— Tom Brady (@TomBrady) April 14, 2019

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

Goosebumps while on the verge of crying. From the lowest of all lows to the highest of all highs, @TigerWoods has pulled off the greatest comeback ever….in life and now golf. For those of you that make THIS about YOU……I feel sorry for you.
??#TheMasters

— Taylor Twellman (@TaylorTwellman) April 14, 2019

We might be watching one of the absolute best comeback's in sports history right now. Truly incredible . I'll be honest I didn't think it was going to happen . #TheMasters

— Dan Leach (@DanLeach971) April 14, 2019

REMINDER: 16 months ago, Tiger Woods was ranked 1,199 in the world, his body was shot, his reputation was wrecked & nobody gave him a chance of winning a major again. Apart from him. pic.twitter.com/zUJxGfjNi6

— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) Read More – Source

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