Holy s#*%! Tiger Woods won the Masters!

Alex Meyers discusses witnessing Tiger Woods' historic performance at Augusta National, and why it meant so much to so many.

Released on 4/17/2019

Transcript

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So, Tiger Woods won the 2019 Masters and,
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hang on, I just have to say that again.
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Tiger Woods won the 2019 Masters.
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Woo!
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I still can't believe it.
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And, I saw it with my own eyes.
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Well, I tried to see it.
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The Masters may be a tradition unlike any other,
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but the 18th hole on Sunday was a scene unlike any other.
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When the scoreboard updated to show Woods
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was still leading by two after 17 holes,
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the loudest roar I've ever heard on a golf course erupted.
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That is, until a few minutes later when Woods
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tapped in to win a fifth green jacket.
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And, complete, arguably,
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the greatest comeback in sports history.
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The scandals, the addictions, the injuries,
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the surgeries, and even a case of the yips.
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Woods overcame it all to win his first
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major championship in nearly 11 years.
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Just two years prior, Woods needed a nerve blocker
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to attend the Champions Dinner,
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where he confided to friends, he was done.
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By the end of 2017, he had fallen to his lowest,
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1,199th in the world ranking.
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But now, at 43, and with a fused back,
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he's back inside the top 10, comfortably.
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Then there was what Woods overcame just this week.
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A stacked leaderboard, which was a who's who of the top 10.
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A lengthened fifth hole, which Woods bogied all four days.
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And, even an overzealous security guard
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who nearly ended Woods' career for good
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with a slide tackle in the mud.
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But, after all that, it was Woods raising his arms
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in triumph amid a Pacific Ocean sized sea of patrons.
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The focus was on Tiger's emotional hug
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with his son, Charlie.
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22 years after the embrace he shared
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with his own dad following his first Masters title.
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And sure, that was a real tearjerker.
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But, I also loved him repeatedly telling
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members of his inner circle, we did it.
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I'd like to think that when he said that
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he was talking to his fans too.
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You know, the ones who got into playing golf because of him.
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The ones who got into writing about golf because of him.
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The ones who stuck by him through
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all the withdrawals and mom jeans.
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The ones who would rather watch him play
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than tee it up themselves.
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The ones who snuck leaderboard updates
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while at family functions.
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And yes, even the ones who've
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recorded song parodies in his honor.
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♪ And I can see ♪
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♪ Tiger ♪
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♪ In a fifth green jacket ♪
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♪ Having it slipped on by Patrick Reed ♪
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♪ Chances are blooming like azaleas ♪
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♪ And all I need ♪
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Hey, it worked didn't it?
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Any requests before the PGA Championship?
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Anyway, to all those Tiger fans, we did it too.
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So, enjoy this moment.
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Tiger Woods won the 2019 Masters.
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And, I've never been more proud to wear my Sunday red.
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Just not the mock collar.
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I still can't pull that off.
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[upbeat music]
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