At the end of the Masters, Tiger Woods donned the green jacket again on the second Sunday in April.
He just wasn’t at Augusta National this year.
Woods became emotional on Sunday after CBS replayed its victory last year. In a video production earlier this week, Woods joined network host Jim Nantz to provide feedback in the final round, the first time in his 15 major wins that he has come from behind to win.
CBS broadcast last year’s finals on Sunday because the Masters were postponed until November due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
After the 16th hole, Woods joined Nantz on the video screen after his final putt, changing into a green jacket.
His best comment was about the celebration with his two children, his mother, his girlfriend and his most loyal supporters. Woods had a lump in his throat at one point, said, “Now you’re choking me. “
Last year, CBS quickly gathered back-to-back footage of Woods hugging his late father, Earl, after his record-breaking victory in 1997 at age 21, and then hugging him with his son Charlie.
Woods said the hug with his mother, Tida, was just as special.
“To have mom still there … people remember the hug with my dad, but my mom is here 22 years later with the same hug,” said Woods. “Special for all of us. “
Woods said that he did not remember parts of the celebration, just as much pushing both arms in the air and constantly yelling that the gallery was chanting his name.
It would not be the first time. When he won at Bay Hill in 2008, he slammed his cap on the ground and later declared that he did not realize that he had done that.
Watching the end of the Masters from his home in Florida, Woods told Nantz, “I don’t remember screaming. I don’t remember raising my arms. It was one of those moments of blackout. … I remember that my eyes went back down and saw people in front of me. As much as I celebrate? I do not remember this part. “
He remembers thinking that he needed to find Francesco Molinari and Tony Finau and their shopping carts, then he tried to find his own shopping cart, Joe LaCava.
“I finally found Joey and said,” We did! “” Said Woods.