Woods first major triumph since the 2008 U.S. Open, and first Masters victory since 2005, drew plaudits from across all corners of the world, but the ones from his peers were among the most prominent.
After Sunday's victory, Woods trails only the legendary Jack Nicklaus, who has 18 career major titles.
A who's who of sporting royalty were quick to hail Woods' sixth victory at the iconic Augusta course.
- The comeback is complete. "But then again the last two majors counts for something". He won the U.S. Open in 2017 as well.
The Masters, which has not had a Monday conclusion since 1983, made a decision to cancel its green jacket ceremony at the 18th green in order to hurry spectators to the exits faster. "I could barely walk".
"I'm pretty comfortable being in, being up there on the leaderboard in a major come Sunday", said Koepka, whose roller-coaster round included an eagle, five birdies and four bogeys.
"Luckily I had the procedure on my back, which gave me a chance at having a normal life".
'I've got to go and have a MRI soon, but I can't see that making any difference, it's not really changed for the last 30 years'.
Woods began the day two shots behind Italy's Francesco Molinari, and rode the roller coaster of a gripping final round to first share the lead after the Italian found the water in front of the short 12th. But on Sunday it was Molinari who slipped up, with the 36-year-old from Turin finding the water at the 12th and 15th.
"I've done a couple of things that I wish I had done differently now but I'll learn from my mistakes".