Masters Recap: A Victory for the Ages
Masters Recap: A Victory for the Ages

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You looked at Tiger Woods and his face didn't move. His arms, legs and body were just fine. But his face? All day long on Sunday at the Masters, he didn't smile, he didn't grimace, he showed zero emotion, be it good shot or bad. He chewed gum but with clenched teeth. Even as others all around him hit bad shot after bad shot to clear a path to victory for Woods, he didn't let us know what he was thinking. It was only after his final putt dropped into the cup, completing a golf day for the ages, a sports story for eternity, did we see what was hiding behind his stoic face.

Woods pumped his fist as he plucked the ball out of the cup, thrust both arms in the air and let out a roar. Only we couldn't hear it. Everyone at Augusta National Golf Club was screaming and cheering. The end of the 83rd Masters set off a public celebration not often seen, certainly not from the guarded Woods. He rejoiced with the other golfers in his group, then his caddie, the ever loyal Joe LaCava. He interacted with fans and was greeted by a wall of the world's top players, his opponents, lined up to congratulate him. The most poignant moments were the overt jubilation with his family. Woods lifted and hugged his son, 10-year-old Charlie — rekindling memories of when he hugged his late father, Earl, after his first Masters win 22 years earlier

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Len Hochberg
Hochberg covers golf for RotoWire. A veteran sports journalist, he contributes to Sports on Earth and was an editor and reporter at The Washington Post for many years.
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