We take a look back at some of the key numbers from The Masters after Tiger Woods' historic one-shot victory at Augusta. 1Dustin Johnson is the new world No 1 after climbing above Justin Rose following his tie for second at Augusta.2Tiger Woods and Jack Nicklaus are the only two players to win a Masters in three different decades 4The number of operations Woods has had on his back in the period between his 14th and 15th major victories.5The number of Masters titles for Woods, one shy of Jack Nicklaus' record. 6Woods' new world ranking after his victory at Augusta, his highest since 2014.7Woods becomes the seventh player to win the Masters in his 40s, following Jack Nicklaus, Ben Crenshaw, Gary Player, Sam Snead, Mark O'Meara and Ben Hogan.14The number of years between Woods' fourth and fifth titles at Augusta. Find great courses near you with GOLFNOW 15The win was Woods' 15th major championship victory, still three behind Nicklaus' record of … [Read more...] about The key numbers from Tiger Woods’ historic win at the 2019 Masters
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In the spring of 2014 Tiger Woods was at work on the range around the back of his house, practising his short game like always. Days earlier he had shot a 78 on the final day of the Cadillac Championship, the worst fourth-round score of his life. His back had been spasming but he felt he had to get out and exercise. He stroked a flop shot over a bunker and the minute he had finished the swing he fell down flat on his back, overcome with a pain so severe that he could hardly breathe, let alone get back on his feet. He was out of hearing distance and he did not have his mobile phone on him, so there was nothing he could do but lie there and wait for someone to come. It was his seven-year-old daughter, Sam, who found him. “Daddy,” she said, what are you doing lying on the ground?” “Sam, thank goodness you’re here,” he told her. “Can you go tell the guys inside to try to get the cart out to help me back up?” “What’s wrong?” … [Read more...] about Was Tiger Woods’s Masters win the greatest comeback in sporting history?
It was not at all unfair for Tiger Woods to stay in the moment as the rest of golf cast eyes dreamily forward. Woods’s triumph at Augusta National on Sunday took his major haul to 15. Suddenly, from the recent position where the discussion felt irrelevant, Jack Nicklaus’s record tally of 18 is back within view. “I don’t know if Jack is worried or not,” said Woods. “I really haven’t thought about that yet. I’m sure that I’ll probably think of it going down the road. Maybe, maybe not. But right now it’s a little soon. I’m just enjoying 15.” It did not take long for Nicklaus to respond. Worried? You bet he is. “I thought for a long time that he was going to win again,” Nicklaus said of Woods. “The next two majors are at Bethpage, where he has won, and at Pebble Beach, where he has won. So he has got me shaking in my boots.” As the scale of Woods’s victory, arguably his finest in an … [Read more...] about Will resurgent Tiger Woods beat Jack Nicklaus’s record of 18 majors?
Michael Jordan called it the greatest comeback he has ever seen. After all the trials and tribulations, all the ridicule and mockery, all the personal and professional humiliations, Tiger Woods shocked the world by fighting off a field of younger competitors to win his first major title in over a decade at Augusta National Golf Club. You may not have a pulse if you didn’t feel at least a little warm inside as Tiger passionately embraced his son behind the 18th green, a scene reminiscent of the bear hug that he shared with his late father Earl Woods after winning the Masters for the first time back in 1997. As a father, I can honestly say that it almost made my allergies start acting up. Couple that with the fact that it happened at the Masters on a course that was literally built on the grounds of a slave plantation, one that no black golfer had ever even competed on until Lee Elder in 1975, at a club that didn’t even have a black member until 1990. Couple that with this … [Read more...] about I’m glad Tiger Woods won the Masters, I just wish he stood up for the black community
The golf world developed such a frenzied state as Tiger Woods claimed the Masters that the helpful vagaries of a new schedule were forgotten. Woods was due to go in pursuit of a 16th major within weeks, even before he took the surprising decision to skip the Wells Fargo Championship in Charlotte. Bethpage Black has been afforded the perfect storm: Woods, in his first start since winning in such epic scenes at Augusta National, will chase his fifth US PGA Championship’s Wanamaker Trophy, and his first since 2007, from Thursday. Woods has previous for illustrations of how less is more. In 2008, with knee problems more acute than outsiders had recognised, he finished as runner-up to Trevor Immelman at Augusta National and did not re-appear until the US Open in June. Woods duly prevailed in a play-off at Torrey Pines, with fitness matters meaning that glory is widely recognised as one of the greatest in his illustrious career. Such fairytales had been consigned to past tense until … [Read more...] about Tiger Woods’ hunt for more majors guarantees high drama at US PGA
It is highly rare for those defeated to take such joy from the identity of the winner. That Justin Thomas, Rickie Fowler, Xander Schauffele, Bubba Watson, Ian Poulter, Brooks Koepka, Bernhard Langer and Adam Scott stood to shake the hand of a victorious Tiger Woods as he headed to sign his Sunday scorecard at Augusta National proved a sign of things to come. The world’s leading players lined up to pay tribute to Woods as he donned a Green Jacket for a fifth time. “Couldn’t be happier for him, what a great day for golf,” said Rory McIlroy. Woods owes McIlroy and co a debt of gratitude as well. As the now 15-times major champion began his journey back towards tournament golf, following a fourth back surgery, Florida’s young professional golf contingent were a constant source of encouragement. Woods regularly played practice matches with them as he sought to ascertain whether his body would allow him to be competitive again. “It’s … [Read more...] about Tiger Woods’s peers all agree his return to the top is great for golf