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.
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.
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.
Here's a look at some other reactions from across the Twittersphere.
Steve Kerr on the Tiger win: “We had to delay our film session to watch.”— Anthony Slater (@anthonyVslater) 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 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.