Greatest comeback story in sports! Twitter reacts after Woods reigns at Augusta again
For Tiger Woods, the wait is finally over.
The 43-year-old won his 15th major at the Masters on Sunday, ending a streak without success that stretched back to 2008.
After injuries had at one stage threatened to end his career, he completed his remarkable comeback with a one-shot victory thanks to a final round of 70.
Woods is an icon recognised the world over and, unsurprisingly, he was trending on Twitter after his success.
Here, we pick out some of the notable names who reacted after Tiger roared to major glory once again.
Former United States President Barack Obama praised his fellow American's "excellence, grit and determination" after he claimed a first green jacket since 2005.
Congratulations, Tiger! To come back and win the Masters after all the highs and lows is a testament to excellence, grit, and determination.— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) April 14, 2019
Current president Donald Trump also hailed Woods' ability to perform under pressure during an eventful final round in Georgia. "What a fantastic life comeback for a really great guy!" Trump tweeted.
Love people who are great under pressure. What a fantastic life comeback for a really great guy! https://t.co/41MtJtYEjq— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 14, 2019
Phil Mickelson declared it a "special day" for the sport that will "go down in history". The left-hander finished in a tie for 18th, ending his work for the week on six under.
What a great moment for the game of golf. I'm so impressed by @TigerWoods' incredible performance, and I'm so happy for him to capture another Green Jacket. Truly a special day that will go down in history. Congratulations, Tiger! #rematch— Phil Mickelson (@PhilMickelson) April 14, 2019
Jack Nicklaus is now just three clear on the all-time list for major wins, though the 'Golden Bear' roared his approval at seeing his nearest rival close the gap.
Real Madrid star Gareth Bale - known to be a big golf fan - posted a picture of Woods celebrating with three words: "Unbelievable. The best!"
Tom Brady, meanwhile, knows what it takes to win under intense pressure and the New England Patriots quarterback - a six-time Super Bowl champion, of course - provided just one word to sum up Tiger's display down the stretch: "Clutch."
Brady was not the only NFL player to tweet - Houston Texans defensive end JJ Watt wrote: "Nobody holds the entire viewing audience of their sport in the palm of their hand the way Tiger Woods does. It’s truly incredible."
Clutch— Tom Brady (@TomBrady) April 14, 2019
Meanwhile, there were two reasons to celebrate for Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson - a win for Woods and the return of Game of Thrones!
Nobody holds the entire viewing audience of their sport in the palm of their hand the way Tiger Woods does. It's truly incredible. #TheMasters— JJ Watt (@JJWatt) April 14, 2019
Los Angeles Lakers great Magic Johnson, meanwhile, proclaimed: "The roar of the Tiger is back!"
Greatest comeback story in sports! Congrats @TigerWoods Let me hold one of those 5 jackets one time!— Stephen Curry (@StephenCurry30) April 14, 2019
Tennis star Serena Williams revealed Woods to be an inspiration, admitting she was moved to tears by what she had seen unfold at Augusta National.
A big BIG congratulations to @TigerWoods for winning the Masters!! The roar of the Tiger is back!— Earvin Magic Johnson (@MagicJohnson) April 14, 2019
I am literally in tears watching @TigerWoods this is Greatness like no other. Knowing all you have been through physically to come back and do what you just did today? Wow Congrats a million times! I am so inspired thank you buddy.— Serena Williams (@serenawilliams) April 14, 2019