After 3,955 days passed since his last Major, professional golfer Tiger Woods won his first Masters since 2005.
This latest win brings Woods to a total of five green jackets. This is also Woods’ first Masters win since becoming a father of two.
In 2007 and in 2009 respectively, Woods welcomed a daughter, Sam, and a son, Charlie, with his ex-wife, Elin Nordegren.
And his celebration with his son after winning the 2019 Masters on April 14 had fans sighing a collective “awe.”
Oh man… pic.twitter.com/y1fR1XZYzY
— NOW TV Sport (@NOWTVSport) April 14, 2019
Shortly after Woods sunk the putt that would give him the win, Woods walked over to his children, mom, and girlfriend to celebrate his rise back to the top.
In a video tweeted by the Masters, an excited Woods can be seen embracing Charlie:
— Masters Tournament (@TheMasters) April 14, 2019
The tournament captioned the moment:
A moment between a father and a son.
Some of his fans also captured the similarities between Woods’ first win to his most recent.
They compared the embrace Woods had with his own father 22 years ago to the one seen above with his own son — calling it “full circle of life”:
In 1997, at the age of 21, he hugged his father after winning his first masters. 22 years later at 43 years old he gets to hug his own kids! Full circle of life!
— Coach China (@TravChina) April 14, 2019
Tiger Woods and his father Earl after his first Masters win in 1997.
Tiger and his son Charlie after winning his 5th Masters on Sunday. pic.twitter.com/uhGOd4eGYt
— ESPN (@espn) April 14, 2019
In a post-win interview, Woods agreed that life has indeed come full circle for him.
— CLaude Guillet (@Guillet_CLaude) April 14, 2019
“To have my kids there, it’s come full circle. You know, my dad was here in ’97 and now I’m the dad with two kids there.”
In another interview with ESPN, Woods admitted that it’s “crazy how life just evolves and goes on,” adding that his children saw all the tough times he endured before becoming a champion yet again:
“They only know me as ‘dad.’ They saw all the tough times, so they didn’t realize how much that golf meant to me in my life and all the good times because they only saw that golf hurt their dad.”
However, Woods said that he is thankful that the last couple of years “evolved and changed” so that his kids were finally able to see the “joy” that golf gives their father.
The 14-year gap between his last Masters’ win and this one is the longest gap of any golfer to have won multiple Masters.
Woods added that his 15th Major win has been “a long time coming.”