Tiger Woods did the improbable by winning his fifth Masters title and 15th major championship at Augusta a couple weeks ago, with everyone praising his remarkable comeback from personal and physical problems since his last major championship since 2008. And, while Tiger’s caddie has talked about the difference between the golfer now compared to before, describing how he was able to keep his emotion’s in check during the final round of The Masters, for the first time since slipping on another green jacket, Tiger Woods finally talked about what happened.
In his first interview since winning The Masters, Woods sat down exclusively with Henni Zuel of GOLFTV — the streaming service that Tiger has a partnership with — to detail exactly what was going through his mind during the back nine at Augusta National. Take a listen at what Tiger Woods had to say in the video below, with the bits about his inner dialogue to himself as he walked from the 16th green to the 17th tee.
That’s pretty awesome, and is one of those moments where Tiger Woods is letting fans into his mind a little bit. It’s rare that we see that from an elite athlete, let alone Tiger, so for him to be as open and honest just adds to his comeback story even more. The guy seems to be humbled and having fun again, which hasn’t really been the case for the past decade or so during his struggles. He’s starting to make himself more accessible to fans, and it’s one reasons why he’s probably liked more today than ever before.
As for what Woods has been doing since winning The Masters, it hasn’t been much. Here’s what he had to say about hat he just accomplished, openly admitting that he still hasn’t been able to process it yet.
“I haven’t gone all out with any sort of situation. I really haven’t done much, I know that sounds boring … I’ve just been home and letting everything thaw out and just trying to understand what I accomplished. But I haven’t, I don’t think, come to grips yet.”
GOLFTV broke the 30-minute interview into two parts, so here’s a look at Tiger Woods’ general thoughts on winning major title No. 15.
We may not hear much from Tiger Woods again until the PGA Championship — which happens May 16 – 19. As he focuses on getting his mind and body right to try and do the unthinkable by winning another major this year, here’s to hoping Tiger let’s his Masters win sink in and then he moves onto the next one, because his comeback story is awesome for the game of golf.