Donald Trump hails Tiger Woods after golf legend wins the Masters at Augusta
US PRESIDENT Donald Trump hailed golfing legend Tiger Woods after the Amrican won his first major in 11-years.
Woods sealed a miraculous career comeback picking up his fifth green jacket in Augusta – and 15th major, meaning he can continue his quest to topple Jack Nicklaus' record of 18.
Congratulations to @TigerWoods., a truly Great Champion!
Having battled back from personal demons, back injuries and uncertainty over his career – the 43-year-old won his first major since a 2008 US Open triumph.
Reacting to the achievement was president Trump, who has previously played with the golf icon.
Trump tweeted: “Watching final hole of @TheMasters. @TigerWoods is looking GREAT!
“Congratulations to @TigerWoods., a truly Great Champion!”
Former US president Barack Obama, who Trump in 2016, also congratulated Woods on his triumphant win and career turnaround.
Obama tweeted: "Congratulations, Tiger! To come back and win the Masters after all the highs and lows is a testament to excellence, grit, and determination."
Congratulations, Tiger! To come back and win the Masters after all the highs and lows is a testament to excellence, grit, and determination.
After sealing the win, an emotional Woods said: “It's come full circle – my dad was here in '97 when I won for the first time and now I'm here with my kids.
“I couldn't be happier. I'm kinda at a loss for words.”
Woods birdied the 15th and 16th to move to 14 under and opened a two-shot lead at the in Augusta as fans began to believe the memorable victory was on the cards.
Donning a traditional red polo, Woods sealed the win with a deft put on the 18th hole as the celebrations rang out.
Justin Thomas, Bubba Watson, Rickie Fowler, Ian Poulter, Bernhard Langer congratulated Woods – who celebrated with his daughter Sam, and son Charlie as well as mother Kultida and partner Erica Herman.
The win comes 22 years after he first received the green jacket at the 1997 Masters and just two-years after he plummeted to 1,199th in the world during his darkest days.
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