The Chicago Cubs winning the World Series after a 108-year drought. The NBA’s Cavaliers finally giving Cleveland its first professional sports championship in over five decades. The New England Patriots and Golden State Warriors winning multiple championships in their respective sports leagues.
These were the top sports stories of the 2010’s.
Another top story of the decade was added to that list on Sunday, April 14 from Augusta, Ga.
After 11 years of injuries, private life scandals, and media ridicule, legendary golfer Tiger Woods won the prestigious 2019 Masters tournament. He only had a brief share of the lead throughout the weekend heading into Sunday. But as his fellow competitors made miscues, it was Woods that eventually emerged on top at the end.
It was a moment many doubters thought wouldn’t come: Woods’ first major golf tournament win since the U.S. Open in June 2008. It’s his first Masters victory since 2005.
He ranks second all-time in career major wins with 15, only behind Jack Nicklaus’ 18. Woods holds the record for the largest gap in between Masters wins with 14 years.
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