Tigermania roars in Augusta after Woods' fifth Masters win

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Monday, April 15, 2019
News 12 at 6 O'Clock

Just moments after his historic win, the Kroger on Columbia Road brought out a life-size Tiger Woods stand-up. (Source: WRDW)

AUGUSTA, GA (WRDW/WAGT) -- Almost anywhere you look, this town belongs to Tiger Woods. You can see cut outs of him in local stores-- all along Washington Road.

Less than an hour after we all found out Tiger Woods won the Masters, the Kroger on Columbia Road had some fun and set up a stand up of him. Ever since, golf fans have been coming in to get a selfie.

"He's the ultimate competitor," fan Frank Fleming said.

"In the store, of course we had a cut out of him and we decided to put it up and jazz it up a little bit," Kroger operations manager Michael Everett said.

The stand up may be a paper Tiger, but it's close enough for golf fans.

"You'd be amazed how many folks that come into the store and they were just really excited about seeing Tiger Woods standing right here at the front of store," Everett said.

Last year, it was Arby's reserving a table for Tiger Woods. But with no fancy red ropes this year, Kroger stepped in and did not disappoint. This Tiger even has a green jacket.

"The green jacket that we have is actually from one of our other sponsors here at the store," Everett said. "It's a Mountain Dew jacket actually."

Fleming, meanwhile, has grown up watching Tiger Woods play. This win was the highlight of the weekend.

"Just chills, I couldn't stop smiling," Fleming said. "I mean he was our guy growing up and still is."

It's safe to say Kroger had a pretty fun time setting up the display and all the employees even got their own selfies. Now if you want to get your selfie you better hurry up because it's not going to be up for long.