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The drought is over: Tiger Woods wins 2019 Masters, his first major championship since 2008

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    alyaza Link
    one of the most spectacular comeback stories in sports just reached its apex here. literally a decade in the making with a massive amount of setbacks in the process, and this win comes in one of...

    one of the most spectacular comeback stories in sports just reached its apex here. literally a decade in the making with a massive amount of setbacks in the process, and this win comes in one of the most competitive major tournaments in recent memory too (at one point down the stretch there were literally ten people who could have viably won, today).

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      Parliament Link Parent
      Teared up watching the finish, not gonna lie.

      Teared up watching the finish, not gonna lie.

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        alyaza Link Parent
        what's wild is he could totally continue to be a major competitor in the golf scene for another 5 or 10 years if he can keep this sort of form. even though he's 43 and clearly approaching the...

        what's wild is he could totally continue to be a major competitor in the golf scene for another 5 or 10 years if he can keep this sort of form. even though he's 43 and clearly approaching the wrong side of the numbers (if he's not there already) for a sports career, i feel pretty comfortable saying that this won't be the last time we see him at least make a run at another major.

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        1. Loire Link Parent
          Nicklaus won his last at 46 years of age IIRC, so Tiger certainly could have another couple years in the bank. I'd like to see him push for that Master's record. It was basically a done deal...

          Nicklaus won his last at 46 years of age IIRC, so Tiger certainly could have another couple years in the bank.

          I'd like to see him push for that Master's record. It was basically a done deal before the "incident" and adding in the decade long comeback into the mix really spices up the legend.

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  2. Ellimist Link
    Too often we see athletes be too proud and stubborn to hang it up when they should. When age, health, and effectiveness have eroded too much of their ability away to let them compete the way they...

    Too often we see athletes be too proud and stubborn to hang it up when they should. When age, health, and effectiveness have eroded too much of their ability away to let them compete the way they once did.

    I thought Tiger might be reaching that stage. Its not his age that's the problem, although, at 43, he was fast approaching Nicklaus record age for oldest Masters winner. He just seemed like he could never get, and stay, healthy. Every time it looked like he was on the path to a comeback, it seemed like that back of his would flare up.

    I'm glad I was wrong. It looks like Tiger is back, fully, and we'll get to see his greatness again

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