"I don't know if there are words - I'm sure he's ecstatic about it", Koepka said. He won the tournament by a single stoke, sinking a foot-long putt on the 18th hole and pumping his right fist before throwing his arms up in the air as tousands of fans on hand erupted in chants of "Tiger!"
At FanDuel's sports book, 21 per cent of the futures bets placed on the Masters were on Woods to win it all, a slanted total that resulted in a net loss of more than US$1 million. In 2017, he underwent a spinal fusion, his fourth back surgery, with hopes of alleviating the pain.
"I told my caddie on the last hole that we just proved to ourselves that we can win on this property", he said", and you know, I started with a 73, so I was very behind the 8-ball and clawed my way back".
Numerous players he beat on Sunday were inspired as young boys to emulate Woods.
"It didn't feel unfamiliar because I had the lead at the Open Championship, so that was just two majors ago, " Woods said. "I could barely walk". "I was really hoping it would go in". "To come back and win the Masters after all the highs and lows is a testament to excellence, grit, and determination".
After leading by one stroke through the front nine on Day 4 of the Masters, Francesco Molinari seemed like the man to beat for the green jacket. Having his kids there to see him win a major for the first time in their lifetime clearly was extra special to the 43-year-old as he broke into tears on seeing them.
Molinari's third shot clipped a tree and plopped straight down in the water for another double bogey.
"I've done a couple of things that I wish I had done differently now but I'll learn from my mistakes".