After an up-and-down couple of years, Tiger Woods is back with a huge win. The legendary 43-year-old golfer has won this year's Masters, marking his fifth green jacket and 15th overall major championship win. This is the first time he's won the Masters since 2005, and his first major win since the U.S. Open in 2008.
This was Tiger's 22nd time competing in the Masters. The only player in the history of the Masters with more wins than Tiger is Jack Nicklaus with six wins.
"I'm a little hoarse from yelling," Tiger said after the triumph. "I was just trying to plod my way around all day then all of a sudden I had the lead. Coming up 18 I was just trying to make a five. When I tapped in I don't know what I did, I know I screamed." He was especially happy to have his kids there as he won. "My dad was here in 1997 and now I'm the dad with two kids here," he added. "It will be up there with one of the hardest I've had to win because of what has transpired in the last couple of years."
Not everyone will be happy with the victory, though. Bloomberg reports that a surge of bets in Tiger Woods' favor arrived on Saturday when it didn't look like he was going to win. Woods was previously a 3-1 shot with the Westgate Las Vegas Superbook, while his closest competitor at the time, Francesco Molinari, was the 7-4 favorite. But at least one person got lucky. Bookmaker William Hill said that a bettor waged $85,000 on him with 14-1 odds. Now, it's on the hook for $1.19 million.
$1.19 million: What William Hill will pay bettor who made an $85,000 bet on Tiger on Tuesday.— Darren Rovell (@darrenrovell) April 14, 2019
“It’s great to see Tiger back. It’s a painful day for William Hill – our biggest golf loss ever – but a great day for golf.”
– Nick Bogdanovich, William Hill US Director of Trading
Watch Tiger's big moment and the Nike's fitting congratulatory ad below.