It was reminiscent of an embrace that Tiger shared with his late father, Earl, 22 years ago after he won his first title at Augusta.
In 1997 Tiger hugged his father beside the 18th green after claiming his first title, 22 years later he embraced his children in nearly exactly the same spot, amid nearly unprecedented scenes at Augusta as the crowd cheered wildly.
Sunday at the Masters, Woods finally beat the generation he helped create, winning his 15th major by shooting a 70 and holding off a deep, talented field at Augusta National.
Brooks Koepka, one of four players from the final two groups who hit into the water on No. 12, rallied with an eagle on the 13th, narrowly missed another eagle on the 15th and was the last player with a chance.
This is the first time Woods has ever come from behind on the final day to win a major championship, leaving him three behind Jack Nicklaus' record of 18 major titles.
"The last time Tiger won I had no kids", Nick Wegman wrote.
National Basketball Association stars LeBron James and Steph Curry also expressed their admiration, although Curry hoped for a little more from Woods as a result of him claiming a fifth green jacket. I think everybody out here got the chance to...Читайте также: Real Madrid put a price on Bale: 130 million euros
Three-time Masters victor Nick Faldo said Sunday's win provided "the greatest scene in golf forever", while 1993 US PGA victor Paul Azinger told BBC Sport numerous game's elite names would now get their wish to compete against Woods.
They say the Masters starts on the second nine on Sunday, and this year didn't disappoint, especially with the arrival of the promised rain.
"To have my kids there, it's come full circle; my dad was here (when I won) in 1997 and now I'm the dad with two kids here". I was close past year in the majors. There was a lot of times when I really couldn't move, and so that in itself is hard.
A fallen hero, a crippled star, Woods is a Masters champion again.
"I think that I've driven a lot more youth to the game", Woods said.
"Sometimes it is your day, sometimes it isn't, but I'm really happy of the way I felt out there today", he said. Woods hit onto the green, setting up a two-putt birdie for his first lead of the final round.
"Maybe next time it will be better for me, but it was nice to be out with him".При любом использовании материалов сайта и дочерних проектов, гиперссылка на обязательна.
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