Tiger Woods thanks family, fans on Instagram after Masters win

Patrick Reed helps Tiger Woods with his green jacket after Woods won his fifth Masters title. (David J. Phillip/AP)

Tiger Woods had a special message for his family and fans after winning his fifth Masters green jacket and first major in 11 years on Sunday.

“I can’t thank my family, friends and fans enough for their support,” Woods wrote on Instagram. “Having my family by my side today is something I will never forget. To not only be able to play again, but to be able to win again, is something I will forever be grateful for. This jacket sure is comfortable.”

Woods returned to the top of his sport with a two-under 70 performance in the final round, winning his 15th career major by two strokes. After years of physical and personal struggles, the 43-year-old’s comeback is now complete, and anything seems possible.

“I had serious doubts after what transpired a couple of years ago,” Woods said, according to the AP. “I could barely walk. I couldn’t sit. Couldn’t lay down. I really couldn’t so much of anything. … To have the opportunity to come back like this, it’s probably one of the biggest wins I’ve ever had for sure because of it.”

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