In the intervening period he battled a succession of injuries - a fourth back surgery in 2017 making him wonder if he would ever play again - and saw his reputation damaged by lurid revelations about his private life.
A Wisconsin man who claims to have never placed a bet on sports before he risked $85,000 on Tiger Woods winning the Masters is now more than a million dollars richer.
It also was the highest-rated golf telecast since last year's Masters, peaking with a 12.1 rating among the metered markets in the 1:15-1:30 p.m. quarter-hour. One pessimistic gambler bet $20,000 on "no" at -100,000 odds, meaning he will win just $20 if Woods fails to win the PGA Championship, the U.S. Open, and the Open Championship later this year.
Royals' Buttler continues rampant form with quickfire 89
The mishap was like salt on the wounds of the Caribbean, who was torn apart by a rampaging Jos Buttler moments earlier. Earlier, Rohit and De Kock took the opposition attack to the cleaners as the two added 96 for the first wicket.
Ocasio-Cortez Mad at Israel for Reelecting Netanyahu, Threatens Cutting Military Aid
The New York congresswoman is a rising star in the Democratic Party and a frequent target for Republicans for her liberal views. Ocasio-Cortez said she started her campaign on Facebook and that for a long time it was her "primary digital organizing tool".
Newcastle win away with Perez header at Leicester
The last time Leicester won a Premier League game in which they trailed at half was in October 2015 against West Bromwich Albion. The crucial goal came after half an hour as a Matt Ritchie cross was brilliantly diverted home by Ayoze Perez .
And now that Woods finally has that elusive fifteenth major tournament win under his belt, the only question that remains is not if, but *when* will he win his sixteenth. "A big "well done" from me to @TigerWoods!", said Nicklaus on social media.
"He's been there a lot, more than anyone, but it had been a while since he had a chance to win here".
Woods and Williams have a history of publicly supporting each other.
President Donald Trump and Barack Obama were among those hailing Woods on social media after registering a thrilling and emotional Masters victory on Sunday.
He now has 81 victories, one short of Sam Snead, whose record could be tied as soon as next month, when Woods is likely to make his next appearance, at the Wells Fargo Championship in Charlotte, North Carolina. I was a little better at the PGA [US PGA Championship], but still I didn't win.