April 14 (UPI) — Tiger Woods, who battled back from multiple surgeries and a personal scandal, completed a remarkable comeback to capture his fifth win in the Masters tournament Sunday at Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Ga.
NFL players from around the league watched Woods’ historic turnaround and showed the star golfer support on social media.
Can’t believe it man! 🐯🐯🐯
— Patrick Mahomes II (@PatrickMahomes) April 14, 2019
New England Patriots star quarterback Tom Brady, who won his fifth Super Bowl championship last season, joked about reaching Woods’ career titles mark. Woods’ win at Augusta National was his 15th career major title and first since 2008.
After Sunday’s victory, Woods trails only the legendary Jack Nicklaus, who has 18 career major titles.
Running the numbers on how long it’ll take me to get to 15… pic.twitter.com/PcNSF2oCzB
— Tom Brady (@TomBrady) April 14, 2019
Baltimore Ravens backup quarterback Robert Griffin III, who shares a similar story with career-threatening injuries, expressed his happiness about Woods’ triumph and said to “never doubt a champion.” Griffin has notably battled injuries throughout his career, including a major knee injury with the Washington Redskins in a wild-card game in 2013.
Never Doubt a Champion!
So happy for Tiger! 🐅🐅🐅 #TheMasters
— Robert Griffin III (@RGIII) April 14, 2019
Goose bumps watching that!! Can’t believe it but so happy for my fellow @Stanford man!!! Congrats Tiger!!!
— Zach Ertz (@ZERTZ_86) April 14, 2019
Green Bay Packers tight end Jimmy Graham is using the Masters as motivation for the upcoming season. Graham, a five-time Pro Bowl selection and All-Pro choice, has never won a Super Bowl title in his career.
Inspiration. Be ur best on the biggest stage. Trying to have these vibes next February. 🏆 Its never too late. I need that ringgg! https://t.co/yyxrjQzUQu
— Jimmy Graham (@TheJimmyGraham) April 14, 2019
Pittsburgh Steelers defensive lineman Cameron Heyward went as far as saying that video game developer and publisher Electronic Arts (EA) is likely “scrambling” to bring back the “Tiger Woods PGA Tour” video game series. Woods’ name was removed from the game after the 2014 edition.