'Words Can't Describe It' - Tiger Woods After Masters Standing Ovation

The 15-time Major winner received a stunning reception when walking up to the 18th green on Sunday at The Masters

Tiger Woods waves to the crowd at The Masters
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Tiger Woods said that he doesn't think "words can really describe" how he feels following his incredible Masters return at Augusta National.

The 15-time Major winner made the cut and managed to play all four rounds after only deciding to tee it up earlier this week in a "game-time decision." Woods needed a rod inserted into his leg and screws and pins placed into his foot and ankle following his horrific single-car accident 14 months ago.

He finished the tournament at 13-over-par after a final round of 78 at Augusta National to place in 47th position as things stand.

"It was an unbelievable feeling just to have the patrons and their support out there," Woods said following an incredible standing ovation as he walked up to the final green. "I wasn't exactly playing my best out there, but just to have the support out there and the appreciation from all the guys, I don't think words can really describe that given where I was a little over a year ago and what my prospects were at that time to end up here and be able to play in all four rounds. Even a month ago I didn't know if I could pull this off. I think it was a positive, and I've got some work to do and looking forward to it."

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The American made his 22nd consecutive Masters cut this week and looks to have completed the four days unscathed. Woods also confirmed he will play in the 150th Open at St Andrews this July.

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Elliott Heath
Elliott Heath

Elliott Heath is our Senior Staff Writer and has been with Golf Monthly since early 2016. He graduated in Sports Journalism in 2016 and currently manages the Golf Monthly news, courses and travel sections as well as our large Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages. Elliott has interviewed some huge names in the golf world including Sergio Garcia, Thomas Bjorn, Bernd Wiesberger and Scotty Cameron as well as a number of professionals on the DP World and PGA Tours. He has also covered the 2022 Masters from Augusta National as well as three Open Championships including at Carnoustie in 2018 when he was inside the ropes with Tiger Woods. He has played 31 of our Top 100 golf courses, with his favourites being both Sunningdales, Woodhall Spa, Old Head and Alwoodley. He currently plays at West Byfleet Golf Club in Surrey, where his handicap index floats anywhere between 4-6. His golfing highlight is making albatross on the 9th hole on the Hotchkin Course at Woodhall Spa, and he has made one hole-in-one.

Elliott is currently playing:

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