After stepping down from number one spot in the year 2010, it was as if the whole world of Tiger Woods had turned upside down. His marriage problems and leg injuries led to his downfall. There were people who cursed him, slammed him and were sure that Woods will never be able to get back his glory, the glory of being the best golfer in the world.
Tiger Woods has ruled the Official World Golf Rankings like a king. There was time when he spent 281 consecutive weeks at the top which is a record. But when he got caught up in trouble in late 2009, his status, his rule and his popularity crashed. He even lost some of his sponsors like Gillette and Tag Heuer, which was a shame since he has been the highest paid golfer to date.
But he is back and that too with a bang! Woods won the Arnold Palmer Invitational at Bay Hill for the eighth time on Monday and reclaimed the world number one ranking for the first time since 2010. People who believed in him despite everything are rejoicing. Some who hated him for his personal life are also impressed. He has become an inspiration to many.
Twitter is rife with comments where people adore Tiger Woods for his glorious comeback. Take a look at some of the finest tweets that emerged after his victory:
Nike must be ''smiling''. They never abandoned Tiger Woods and he is back on top. True Champions.— Johnnie Ns Papa Otim (@jny23ug) March 26, 2013
Tiger Woods is number 1 again. Hail to the champ @tigerwoods— McIntosh Polela (@toshpolela) March 26, 2013
“Once again, Tiger Woods is the world's number one golfer ” if u know very well who u r, they will never hold u down... @tigerwoods— egwu onyididdy (@onyididdy) March 26, 2013
Tiger Woods is a great man, I don't care what anyone says.— Ian Brown (@ebay32) March 26, 2013
I'm proud of Tiger Woods overcoming adversity and persevering through everything #motivation— Jeremy Hill (@JeremyHill33) March 26, 2013
The "Tiger" is finally out! Tiger Woods is now world no. 1. Never give up when u are down...all things are possible, especially with God!— Charles Okenyi (@famouscharley) March 26, 2013
Even if you fall, still strive to stand again. No man is above a fall. Tiger Woods back at the top of world rankings.— Lanre badmus (@Lanrebadmus4) March 26, 2013
Belated congrats to you, Tiger Woods. Good to see you winning & smiling again. Dude, do not get remarried. #justbeyourself— Tamara Holland (@tamholland) March 26, 2013
u may hate him for his activities off the field, but u must doff ur hat to Tiger Woods for regaining No.1 spot..that's where he belongs— PARTH MN (@parthpunter) March 26, 2013
A lot to learn from Tiger Woods. No 58 at a point in his carreer. But right now, he's world Nö 1 in Golf.Make a decision to NEVER GIVE UP.— osita crownwell (@ositacrownwell) March 26, 2013
The Master’s Tournament, due on April 11 is going to be Wood’s real test. People will now expect a lot more from him since he has now reclaimed his top spot and appears to be settled in his personal life with Lindsey Vonn as well.
For now, Tiger Woods has arrived. He is back!