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SportsPulse: Tiger Woods truly did it. He received the Masters. Trysta Krick explains why it is the best comeback story within the historical past of sports activities.
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It is unattainable to overstate how huge Tiger Woods profitable the Masters on Sunday was.

Wait, no, it seems it is doable. Look no further than CBS Sports coverage of the final round for proof.

Do not get me mistaken, I root for Woods, at all times, for causes I will clarify, and that is the most important sports activities story possible, at the least in the intervening time. It is big, with out query. I additionally perceive the thrill on the a part of CBS — the scores for Sunday are going to be astronomical.

However as soon as it was clear that Woods was going to win his first major championship in 11 years the CBS protection turned so downright gooey the tv display virtually dripped.

After sinking his last putt, the gang went wild and began shouting, “Tiger! Tiger! Tiger!” To make sure, that is not Masters conduct. That is Phoenix Open conduct. But it surely was unstoppable. Woods has overcome addictions, accidents and a few fairly horrible decisions for the reason that final time he received a significant, and now he was again.

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He walked off the inexperienced and his younger son ran to him, at which level CBS analyst Nick Faldo, himself a former Masters champion, stated, “That would be the biggest scene in golf perpetually.”

Uh, actually?

Dude. It wasn’t even the best scene in golf Sunday.

That might have been when that last putt dropped, and Woods gave a small fist pump earlier than retrieving his ball, making you assume, my, he is taking it calmly. After which he thrust his arms within the air and shouted — the celebration was on.

Tiger’s again. That is excellent news for golf, it is excellent news for sports activities and it is nice information for CBS.

And sure, watching Woods embrace his household was certainly transferring. You may guess that inside a few minutes somebody within the manufacturing truck had put collectively fast snippets of Woods, profitable his first main in 1996, embracing his late father, with a lower to Woods embracing his son. Somebody give that individual a increase.

After all that wasn’t sufficient. Jim Nantz, who hosts CBS protection of the Masters and treats Augusta Nationwide Golf Membership and the event itself as if it have been some kind of church and he its most devoted member, went again to it repeatedly. He even requested Woods about it — not the cuddling itself, however the compilation. For Woods’ half, he repeated that he was, in the moment, speechless.

After Brooks Koepka completed his spherical, and he tied for second, CBS reporter Amanda Balionis carried out the post-match interview. The very first thing she requested him was how Woods should be feeling. Think about what that should be like.

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Alternatively, everybody was completely satisfied. President Donald Trump tweeted congratulations. Former President Barack Obama tweeted congratulations. Just about everyone in sports and pop culture you’ve ever heard of tweeted congratulations.

It was well-deserved. I root for Woods to win as a result of I hope he catches and surpasses the nice Jack Nicklaus for many majors received. Nicklaus received 18; this offers Woods 15. It is nonetheless fairly unlikely, as Woods is now 43 years outdated. However a part of the enjoyable of watching sports activities is seeing issues which have by no means been completed earlier than.

Or, on Sunday, seeing issues that have not been completed in a very long time. Generally the second stands by itself, and no hyperbole is critical.

Simply do not inform CBS that.

Comply with BIll Goodykoontz on Twitter @goodyk.

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