National Football League players react to Tiger Woods' fifth Masters win

Silvia Morton
April 15, 2019

Woods hasn't won a major tournament since the 2008 U.S. Open at Torrey Pines Golf Course, and he hasn't won the Masters since 2005, when he donned the green jacket a fourth time.

No disrespect to other golfers, but no one moves the needle like Tiger Woods.

Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes, much like the patrons at the event, was in disbelief about Woods' win. Woods' win on Sunday was his 15th major victory, three short of the standard set by Nicklaus.

Baltimore Ravens backup quarterback Robert Griffin III, who shares a similar story with career-threatening injuries, expressed his happiness about Woods' triumph and said to "never doubt a champion".

Green Bay Packers tight end Jimmy Graham is using the Masters as motivation for the upcoming season. The top of the leaderboard is packed, featuring huge names like Tiger Woods, Brooks Koepka and Francesco Molinari.

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'I've got to go and have a MRI soon, but I can't see that making any difference, it's not really changed for the last 30 years'. "Coming up to 18, it was just trying to make a five".

In a final round that was played in threesomes off both tees to stay ahead of approaching thunderstorms, Woods grabbed the outright lead for the first time with a two-putt birdie at No. 15.

Woods served notice he had returned to form by contending last year at the British Open and PGA before snapping a five-year title drought by capturing the Tour Championship.

At Carnoustie it was Woods who stumbled on the back nine while leading.

Molinari was far from the only contender to meet their demise at the 12th.

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