Patrons on Tiger Woods' win: "A true story of redemption and persistence"

Sunday, April 14, 2019
News 12 at 11 O'Clock

AUGUSTA, GA (WRDW/WAGT) -- It's a day for the history books.

"One of the most unbelievable days of my life that I will never forget," patron Jay Roewe said.

It's a day to live on generations.

"It's something we'll be telling our grand-kids about because it truly was a magical moment," patron Aisha Nyandoro said.

It's the day of the comeback story.

"When he actually won the crowd was... it was like electric,"
Aisha Nyandoro said. "Everybody was like collectively holding their breath and when it actually happened it was just an uproar."

"We were just below the green on the 18th as he rolled in the final shot," Jay Roewe said. "It was a moment I will never forget."

After a 14-year drought, Tiger Woods takes his fifth green jacket.

"It was a true story of redemption and persistence," patron Joseph Nyandoro said. "Just believing in yourself and I'm so proud of him for doing that."

"It's one of the greatest comeback stories in sports," patron Alex Rego said. "I mean it's like a mental comeback with all the things that went on in his life but it's a physical comeback too."

"I think the fact that Tiger has been through so much in his life and has struggled and yet has come back, we can all relate to what that is," Roewe said. "So we were all there with him pulling for him to actually make it happen and that's what made it so special."

As the gates to Augusta National Golf Course close and the course falls silent, patrons say they're leaving with some of the best memories.

"It was great because Rickie Fowler gave me a ball when he birdied hole number three," patron Mary-West Estes said.

It's a win for Tiger Woods and a moment for sports history.

"Great job winning!" Mary-West Estes said.