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SportWoods' Masters win inspirational to Gary Player

02:35  05 may  2019
02:35  05 may  2019 Source:   houstonchronicle.com

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Woods' Masters win inspirational to Gary Player © DOUG MILLS/NYT

Tiger Woods reacts on the 18th hole after winning the Masters in Augusta, Ga., April 14, 2019. He captured his fifth Masters title and his 15th major tournament on Sunday, snapping a championship drought of nearly 11 years. After his Masters triumph, fans began looking ahead. Is he back, after a decade of injury and personal adversity? Or was the comeback a last hurrah? (Doug Mills/The New York Times)

Tiger Woods' win at the Masters last month – his first win in a major in 11 years - was not only a shot in the arm for golf, but also lifted the spirits of many people. Woods has undergone four back surgeries and four knee operations.

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"The issue is not winning the 15th major, it's what he's done," Gary Player said. "He's given people, there are probably six billion people that have problems, they are down. He's given people encouragement.

"He said to me at the Masters dinner two years ago, he said, 'I'm done. I'm all locked up with my back, I'm done. I'm finished.' Now to come back and win a major, I never thought he would win a tournament, never mind a major. It's been the most wonderful encouraging thing."

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