Woods first major triumph since the 2008 U.S. Open, and first Masters victory since 2005, drew plaudits from across all corners of the world, but the ones from his peers were among the most prominent. "I am so happy for him and for the game of golf", read a text to CBS from Jack Nicklaus, whose 18 career majors and six Masters titles Woods (with 15 and five) sits just behind.
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Woods' combined score of 205 through three rounds at Augusta ties that same score he shot in 2002 and 205 - both Tiger wins.More news: Amazon, Walmart trade barbs on taxes and wages
NFL players from around the league watched Woods' historic turnaround and showed the star golfer support on social media.
He ended last season by winning the Tour Championship and showed signs of a breakthrough at the majors by being a title contender at last year's British Open, where he led in the final round, and PGA Championship, where he finished runner-up.
Brooks Koepka of the USA hits off the 2nd tee during third round play. Tiger Woods of the US celebrates with with his green jacket after winning the 2019 Masters.More news: Johnson left red faced after practice swing gaffe
"I'm pretty comfortable being in, being up there on the leaderboard in a major come Sunday", said Koepka, whose roller-coaster round included an eagle, five birdies and four bogeys. "I'm aware that it's not going to be easy tomorrow".
Ditto for fellow athletes - and champions in their own right - Tom Brady, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Magic Johnson, Abby Wambach and Serena Williams, several of whom became emotional when Woods sealed the deal.More news: Chief: Boy thrown from Mall of America balcony being treated
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