President Trump congratulates Tiger Woods on Masters victory



President Trump was quick to congratulate Tiger Woods on Sunday after winning his fifth Masters golf tournament.

"Congratulations @TigerWoods," he tweeted. "really great champion!"

It was Trump's third message on Twitter about the event. He had previously stated that there was a "Grand Master currently in class", described as an exciting event, and that during the last hole of the meeting, Woods looked "awesome!"

Woods, 43, took a shot under 70 to win a one – shot victory in Augusta, Georgia, to win his 15th major title. Trump said it was "a fantastic comeback in life for a really great guy".

It was his first major victory since the 2008 US Open, ending a remarkable recovery after debilitating injuries and embarrassing personal problems. He triumphed in the 2018 Tour Championship, which was his first win of all kinds since 2013.

In addition, Sunday's win was the first time Woods had returned from behind on the final day to win a major championship, leaving him behind Jack Nicklaus' record of 18 major titles.

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In February, Trump and Woods played alongside Jack Nicklaus at the Trump National Golf Club in Jupiter, Florida. He tweeted when the trio had spent a "big morning" together on the green.

Nicklaus and Woods are regular golf partners for Trump. Nicklaus even designed the club's 18-hole course, according to the golf course's website.

Kathleen Joyce of Fox News and the Associated Press contributed to this report.


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