Serena Williams cried while watching Tiger Woods win the 2019 Masters Tournament. Woods returned to the pinnacle of golf after 11 years without a major victory when he won one of the sport’s biggest prizes on Sunday.
The American has overcome a public divorce, a 2017 arrest, and numerous back surgeries. Williams said she was inspired by the 43-year-old’s return to the top.Serena Williams says she was overcome with emotion while watching Tiger Woods return to the pinnacle of golf after over a decade. Woods won the 2019 Master Tournament with a total four-round score of -13, a one shot lead over American rivals Xander Schauffele, Dustin Johnson, and Brooks Koepka who shared second place.
The 43-year-old’s victory on Sunday was his fifth at the Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Georgia, but his first major win in 11 years.His last major success was the US Open at Torrey Pines in San Diego, California in 2008. In the years since, he has had to overcome a public divorce from Elin Nordegren, his wife of six years, as well as a 2017 arrest for driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs after he was found asleep in his car in a traffic lane with the engine running.He also underwent four back surgeries which affected his ability to play and consequently saw his world golf rank plummet to 1,119.But in little over a year, Woods has returned to the highest echelons of his sport and has become front-page news once again. Woods the old master of Augusta is back, and few are as elated as Williams, who said she is “inspired” by the golfer’s return.