Tiger Woods is the winner of the 2019 Masters after posting a 70 on Sunday and rolling through the rest of the field that even dared to get in his way. Having been told by some that he could never win another major in his career, Tiger silenced the naysayers as he captured the fifth green jacket of his career and his 15th major overall.
Predictably, when Woods tapped in for bogey on hole No. 18 Sunday afternoon to cap a 2-under par round -- giving him a one-stroke final lead over Brooks Koepka and Dustin Johnson -- Twitter went into a frenzy. Many people weighed in with congratulatory thoughts, from celebrities to media and everyone in between. Among them: The Black Mamba, Kobe Bryant, who seems to be on a first-name basis with the golf star.
TIGER 🙌🏾🙌🏾🙌🏾 #masters2019— Kobe Bryant (@kobebryant) April 14, 2019
Jack Nicklaus, the only golfer who has more wins at the Masters than Woods, also sent a congratulatory tweet. Nicklaus has six wins at Augusta National, ahead of Woods, who stands alone with the second-most all-time with five.
A big “well done” from me to @TigerWoods! I am so happy for him and for the game of golf. This is just fantastic!!! 👏🏼@TheMasters— Jack Nicklaus (@jacknicklaus) April 14, 2019
Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers did not quell the "Game of Thrones" talk, but instead added a little of it and some Tiger all in a single tweet.
Tiger Wins.— Aaron Rodgers (@AaronRodgers12) April 14, 2019
@Bucks playoff opener.
GOT Final Season begins. #dreamsunday # pic.twitter.com/VULjQOFEZf
Here's a look at some other reactions from across the Twittersphere.
What a great moment for the game of golf. I’m so impressed by @TigerWoods' incredible performance, and I'm so happy for him to capture another Green Jacket. Truly a special day that will go down in history. Congratulations, Tiger! #rematch 😎— Phil Mickelson (@PhilMickelson) April 14, 2019
Steve Kerr on the Tiger win: “We had to delay our film session to watch.”— Anthony Slater (@anthonyVslater) April 14, 2019
I think I speak for a lot of the golf world when I say... We’re happy for you TW! @TigerWoods what a victory 🙌🏽— Justin Thomas (@JustinThomas34) April 14, 2019
Greatest comeback story in sports! Congrats @TigerWoods Let me hold one of those 5 jackets one time!— Stephen Curry (@StephenCurry30) April 14, 2019
While it wasn't the round I had hoped it would be, it is one that I'll never forget. This @TheMasters week has been incredible, thank you for all of the support this week. Congratulations, @TigerWoods! #TheMasters pic.twitter.com/FdZmvHI5jl— Tony Finau Golf (@tonyfinaugolf) April 14, 2019
I need some of that gum Tiger is chewing! #Tiger #Masters— Bruce Arians (@BruceArians) April 14, 2019
THERE IT IS. HISTORY. TIGER WOODS HAS WON HIS 15TH MAJOR.— Jason Sobel (@JasonSobelTAN) April 14, 2019
One of the most improbable comebacks in sports history. From personal scandal to recurring injury, Tiger himself doubted whether he'd ever even play competitive golf again. And now he's the Masters champion once more.
Tiger Wins. #GOT Is back. WHAT A DAY! pic.twitter.com/DEhbdAGNNk— Russell Wilson (@DangeRussWilson) April 14, 2019
🐅 🐅 🐅 🐅 🐅 🐅 🐅 wins the @TheMasters. I never thought this day was possible. I’ve never rooted for someone so hard in my life. #GOLFGOAT 👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾— shannon sharpe (@ShannonSharpe) April 14, 2019
Tiger Woods, after four back surgeries, four knee surgeries and 11 years since his last major – and less than two years after he told golfers at the Champions Dinner he was “done” – has won the Masters at the age of 43.— Zak Keefer (@zkeefer) April 14, 2019
One of the most improbable sports stories of our time.
Amazing to see @TigerWoods win the @TheMasters again!! Thankful to get to see it in person... congratulations!! #Needs4MoreMajors— bubba watson (@bubbawatson) April 14, 2019