But in the mix in the last day of the Masters, Woods drew in casual golf fans from all over the globe to tune in to see if he could do it, with Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola openly admitting he might watch the tournament over Liverpool-Chelsea.
After enduring four back surgeries that left Woods wondering if he'd ever play golf again, he won The Masters on Sunday. When I tapped in I don't know what I did, I know I screamed.
"To have my kids there was [wonderful], I've come full circle".
In 1997 Tiger hugged his father beside the 18th green after claiming his first title, 22 years later he embraced his children in nearly exactly the same spot, amid nearly unprecedented scenes at Augusta as the crowd cheered wildly. "My dad was here in 1997 and now I'm the dad with two kids there". And what a remarkable return it was for Tiger Woods.
He ended last season by winning the Tour Championship and showed signs of a breakthrough at the majors by being a title contender at last year's The Open Championship, where he led in the final round, and PGA Championship, where he finished runner-up.
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The proud mama and her baby girl were totally twinning in silvery purple ensembles in this sweet snapshot on January 7. In an Instagram post Tristan shared photos with his baby girl, and no photos included his baby moma.
All eyes were on Woods, Molinari and the weather as the race for the Green Jacket turned into a final sprint with the forecast predicting rain and thunderstorms.
William Hill have had to shell out after Tiger Woods' shock, which is his first major championship victory in more than a decade.
William Hill US will make their single biggest payout on a golf bet after the punter put $125,66 on Woods to win at Augusta, 11 years after his last major victory.
Woods sent his drive at 10 way right, forcing him to chip out and leading to a bogey. The two double bogeys ended his Green Jacket bid.