It was a day unlike any other…oh no, wait. It was…
He’s all the way back.
Remember, this didn’t seem like it was ever going to happen again. And now 2019 may join 1960, 1986 and 1997 on the Rushmore of epic monumental years in Augusta. Let’s save that debate for this week.
I’ve just filed a few pieces for Golfweek and USA Today’s print and digital editions, but who needs sleep. Let’s go.
Doug Ferguson’s AP gamer and lead: “Tiger Woods blazing to victory in his Sunday red at the Masters, a scene once so familiar, was never more stunning.”
Steve DiMeglio’s USA Today game story.
Bill Fields at Masters.com opened with the 16th hole, where Tiger last put a Masters away in 2005.
Here’s my completely not humble explanation for why I picked Woods at the beginning of the week and how he prevailed by going all Hogan on us, not worrying about chasing those FedExCup points and, as he said early this week, peak four times a year.
David Dusek also walks among the patrons and tries to capture the sense of excitement at Augusta National.
Dan Kilbridge was out with Tiger all day and has some of caddie Joe LaCava’s reactions to the win.
Key interviews were after the round in the Press Building, and this second—SECOND—Butler Cabin interview with Jim Nantz and Nick Faldo thanks to the early start and Tiger’s return before CBS began a final round rebroadcast.
A Golfweek roundup of Tweets, including Jack Nicklaus’ congratulations and many other luminaries from sport and politics.
The weird Sunday start will be a footnote in the history books, but it still is worth considering how it impacted the event, writes Dave Shedloski.
Here is the lowdown on the gum. Yes, I asked but the rest of the answer about what gave him a sense of calm and confidence is ultimately more interesting.
The images are stunning, as you’d hope for a historic Masters.
The Masters.com gallery is here and focuses on the 18th hole scene and aftermath.
Golf Digest’s team of Furore, Cuban and Iooss captured some beauties here.
The Augusta Chronicle’s image gallery is also worth your time.
They also put up this separate gallery of the impromptu outdoor jacket ceremony originally cancelled.
The Masters Instagram story from Sunday was outstanding with some never-before-seen moments from after the win. Get it while it lasts!
The Woods round in 3 minutes:
Tiger’s first Tweet: