The magic and the tears have returned. The multiracial phenom who turbocharged golf as a spectator sport, then fell into a decade-long physical, emotional and reputational slump, staged what’s being called history’s greatest comeback at the prestigious competition today. Woods, 43, nearly dropped off the radar before arriving at Augusta, Georgia, but broke out of a five-way tie to win his fifth Master’s Tournament by one stroke.
What’s different this time? Woods hugged his son Charlie — in the same place he hugged his father, who died in 2006, upon his first Master’s triumph in 1997.