Tiger Woods’ Return To Major Glory At The Masters Was Worth The Wait
Dan Kilbridge, author for Golfweek
AUGUSTA, Ga. – It was only a matter of time for Tiger Woods.
He knew he could win big again as soon as he knew he was physically able to play golf again, and he won big Sunday at Augusta National.
It could have happened at Carnoustie or Bellerive, but it didn’t.
It happened Sunday at the Masters and now Woods is right back where he started here in 1997 – On top of the world with a green jacket on his shoulders and no end to his greatness in sight.
“This has meant so much to me and my family, this tournament, and to have everyone here, it’s something I’ll never, ever forget,” Woods said.
No one who watched up close or from home will ever forget where they were on this day, perhaps the most dramatic ever at Augusta National.
It was Woods’ 15th career major victory, first in 11 years and first ever without a lead to start the final round.
It was definitely worth the wait.
The anticipatory roars as Woods’ tee shot at the par-3 16h tracked closer and closer to the hole, the fans jumping up and down to get a momentary glimpse.
The look in Woods’ eyes and the sound of his driver as he boomed it down the 17th fairway, confident and in control of his own destiny.
The endless roars as he approached the 18th green. The pure joy and celebration that followed.
“We did it,” Woods told caddie Joe LaCava after he tapped in for bogey to win by one shot at 13 under.
“No, you did it,” LaCava said…