Jack Nicklaus leads praise for Tiger Woods after remarkable Masters triumph

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Eighteen-time major winner Jack Nicklaus was quick to congratulate Tiger Woods after watching him win his fifth Masters to complete a remarkable comeback story.

Woods’ victory by one shot at Augusta was his 15th major title, leaving him three behind Nicklaus’ all-time record.

It was Woods’ first major in over a decade after multiple back surgeries and personal issues looked to have cut short his pursuit of Nicklaus, and at one point, his career.

However, the American proved during The Masters that he's still got a lot to give to the sport that he loves, and who knows, maybe he has Nicklaus' title haul in his sights once again.

As a sign of respect, the legendary golfer took to Twitter himself to congratulate Woods on his victory, stating he is so happy for him and for the game of golf.

“A big ‘well done’ from me to @Tiger Woods!” Nicklaus wrote on Twitter.

“I am so happy for him and for the game of golf. This is just fantastic.”

Nicklaus wasn't the only one to compliment Woods on a remarkable victory, however, as thousands of tributes were paid throughout Sunday evening.

Former pro Paul McGinley said Woods’ victory was like something out of Hollywood.

“It’s just absolutely fantastic,” he said on Sky Sports. “This is going to transcend our game of golf.

“Not just because it’s the Masters, not just because it’s Tiger Woods, but because we all love comebacks. Hollywood is made of comebacks.

“He was like a thoroughbred racehorse. He was just pacing himself all week and, as he got to the finishing line, he put that bit of pressure on.

“His authority put pressure on the leaders and, as they made mistakes, he glided into the lead.

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“It’s been a long time since his last rodeo, but he’s certainly not forgotten how to do it.”

Unite States President Donald Trump even had something to say on the win, writing on Twitter: “Watching final hole of @TheMasters. @TigerWoods is looking GREAT!”

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