Sporting Life

Woods' 'unreal' victory revives belief

It was always going to happen in April. Not because it is the Masters but because it is spring and what else was this Sunday but rebirth and renewal. What else was this victory but the bloody brilliant blooming of Tiger Woods.

What else was this 15th Major but lovely lunacy, a victory which he called "unreal", a moment so astonishing that all people were saying was "Did you see that? Did you?" It's the sort of thing you might say about the return of Halley's Comet, something compelling and mysterious all at once, something - in its 11-year gap between Majors - you know you'll never see again.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on April 16, 2019, with the headline 'An 'unreal' victory to revive belief and regain greatness'. Print Edition | Subscribe