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Tiger Woods wins 2019 Masters: Reaction to 'greatest comeback in sport'

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3,954 days. That is how long Tiger Woods has waited to win his 15th major.

In the time between the 2008 US Open and Sunday's triumph at the Masters, Woods has gone through a series of highs and lows.

The American started just 24 events in a four-year period. A public admission of infidelity and the breakdown of his marriage led to him taking a break from golf. The former world number one returned but then had injuries and back surgeries, slipped down the rankings, and even thought his career was over. His off-course problems also continued when he was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence in 2017.

But now at the age of 43, he has won at Augusta for the first time since 2005.

Here is how his fellow sporting greats, politicians and Hollywood actors reacted on social media to the "greatest comeback story in sport".

First, the sporting world...

Woods had spinal fusion surgery in April 2017 and has had four back surgeries in his career.

Twenty-three time Grand Slam tennis champion Serena Williams has struggled with injuries throughout her career and has twice suffered a pulmonary embolism.

"I am literally in tears watching Tiger Woods, this is Greatness like no other," the American tweeted. "Knowing all you have been through physically to come back and do what you just did today? Wow. Congrats a million times! I am so inspired."

Six-time NBA all-star Stephen Curry called Woods' victory "the greatest comeback story in sports" and asked Woods if he could "hold one of those five jackets one time!"

-- Courtesy of BBC 

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