Tiger Woods Wins 2019 Masters Golf Championship, His 15th Major Win!

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A Brief History

On April 14, 2019, Eldrick “Tiger” Woods just pulled off a come from behind victory in the fabled Masters golf tournament, the first come from behind win in his illustrious career of destroying opponents in major tournaments.  At the age of 43, Woods is now 3 Major tournament (US Open, British Open, PGA and Masters) wins behind all time leader Jack Nicklaus.  (See our previous article, “Will Tiger Woods Ever Catch Jack Nicklaus?”)

Digging Deeper

Not only has Tiger stunned the golf world, he also made a major boost for those of us thought to be somewhat past our best days, pulling off this epic win at the age of 43.  Plus, talk about comeback-kid performance, today’s great victory is Tiger’s first win in a major tournament in 11 years.  Nagging medical problems, mostly concerning his back have diminished Wood’s game in recent years, but career saving back surgery in 2017 seems to have resolved that particular issue.

Woods in June 2018.  Photograph by Keith Allison from Hanover, MD, USA.

The public and lurid accounts of Tiger Wood’s dalliance with ladies other than his wife and the acrimonious divorce that followed had reduced Tiger’s reputation and likability factor, but not his legendary golf status.  Is Tiger Woods back to being the Old Tiger?  Can he repeat this week’s incredible accomplishment and continue his quest to challenge Jack Nicklaus as the Greatest Golfer of All Time?

Question for students (and subscribers): Will Tiger Woods Ever Catch Jack Nicklaus?  Please let us know in the comments section below this article.

Nicklaus “dotting the i” at the Ohio State Buckeyes football game against Minnesota Golden Gophers at Ohio Stadium on 2006-10-28. Nicklaus can be seen in red in the middle of the field.  Photograph by Int3gr4te at English Wikipedia.

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Historical Evidence

For more information, please see…

Woods, Tiger. How I Play Golf.  Grand Central Publishing, 2001.

The featured image in this article, a photograph by JOC Deborah Carso, USN of professional golfer Tiger Woods shooting a handgun during training at a shooting range outside San Diego, Calif., May 31, 2006,  is a work of a sailor or employee of the U.S. Navy, taken or made as part of that person’s official duties.   As a work of the U.S. federal government, the image is in the public domain in the United States.


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Major Dan

Major Dan is a retired veteran of the United States Marine Corps. He served during the Cold War and has traveled to many countries around the world. Prior to his military service, he graduated from Cleveland State University, having majored in sociology. Following his military service, he worked as a police officer eventually earning the rank of captain prior to his retirement.