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Twitter reacts to Tiger Woods winning the Masters

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Tiger Woods’ stunning victory at the Masters on Sunday afternoon had the entire world seemingly gripped and glued to their TV sets. From politicians to famous actors, to peers and athletes in other disciplines, Woods’ victory brought together a plethora of stars who were quick to celebrate the now 15-time major champion’s remarkable comeback and victory at Augusta National.

There were more than 1.4 million tweets about Woods and more than 1.8 million about The Masters on Sunday and here are some tweets from big celebrities from the unforgettable day in which Woods slipped on his fifth green jacket.

While Nike’s latest tribute to Woods will give you goosebumps.

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Gianni is the Assistant Editor at GolfWRX. He can be contacted at [email protected] Follow him on Twitter @giannimosquito

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  1. Layton

    Apr 15, 2019 at 1:34 pm

    Who posted the one shank whoever did that is just jealous that they will never be good enough to win the masters. congrats Tiger we knew it would come one day

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The DailyWRX (1/21/2021): A new addition for the Louvre

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TrackMans aplenty….

 

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Just what AT’s clubs should look like…

 

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Night work…

 

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This is awesome…

Lou with a hot take…

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The career earnings of Ben Hogan had he played in the modern era

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Ben Hogan earned a total of $332,517 during his career on the course, which makes you wonder how much he would have collected if he played today.

David McSweeney of GolferLogic (and avid Hogan fan) has crunched the numbers. Factoring in inflation, his findings show that based on the dollar’s current value those $332k winnings equate to $3.9M in 2021. But had he played today, McSweeney revealed that Hogan’s on-course earnings would have been a monstrous $176,728,205.

However, the game’s purses haven’t always been as impressive as they are now, and the consensus is that the reason for today’s whopping prize money is down to the impact Tiger Woods has had on the sport.

So, McSweeney also figured out how much Hogan would have earned if he played in the Tiger-era and the results are fascinating.

On a sliding scale over the past 25 years, McSweeney found that Hogan would have earned $91.8M, putting Hogan third on the all-time money list, behind Woods and Phil Mickelson.

Would Hogan have won more or less if he played in the Tiger-era? Well, that’s a never-ending debate, but it’s an incredible look into the potential earnings of one of the greats had he been around today.

It’s also worth pointing out that Hogan, who won 64 PGA tournaments including 9 majors, sustained severe injuries in a car accident in 1949, which limited the number of events he was able to play after that. Despite that, 6 of his 9 major wins were achieved post-accident.

On the calculating process, McSweeney revealed

“For total potential earnings ($176.7M) we used the latest purses from PGA tournaments, and allocated earnings based on his finish position. Where a tournament Hogan entered was defunct, we used a PGA average purse of $7.045M.

But this figure was based on 2020 purses. And as PGA winnings have increased exponentially over the past 20 years, did not provide a fair comparison against other players on the all-time money list. So we also calculated a ‘Tiger era’ figure, which had Hogan’s early tournament performances earnings less (around 20% of current purses), and increasing over time until they reached modern purses in his final tournament years (1967 and 1970).”

Check out McSweeney’s full study and methodology here.

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Justin Thomas on being dropped by Ralph Lauren: ‘I put them in a terrible position’

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Justin Thomas is in action in Abu Dhabi this week and has spoken for the first time since Ralph Lauren ended their relationship following a slur Thomas made at the Tournament of Champions.

Speaking to media at the European Tour event, the 27-year-old said

“It’s humiliating, it’s embarrassing, and it’s not me. It’s not a word that I use, but for some reason, it was in there. And that’s what I’m trying to figure out as to why it was in there, and it’s going to be a part of this process and training program or whatever I need to do, not only to prove to myself but prove to my sponsors and prove to those people that don’t know who I am that that is indeed not the person I am.”

Ralph Lauren severed ties with JT last weekend, and its a decision which Thomas understands as he admitted that he put them in a “terrible position”.

“They just felt like they needed to move on. That’s exactly what I’m doing, as well. It was a great run that we had and a great partnership, but you know, things will work out for the best. Just like my other partners and other sponsorships, it was an opportunity for them to help me, just like I hope to help them. But like I said, they had to do what they had to do.

They are a huge, huge global brand, and I have to respect their decision. I wasn’t disappointed, because I put them in a terrible position. I just was more upset.”

Thomas also discussed his excellent relationship with the global brand and how he believes that he will become a better man and person due to what happened.

“I had a great relationship with a lot of people there, and like I said, we would have had the opportunity to do it together, and I totally respect their decision and I’ve moved on from it. I’ve had great communication with all of them.

 It was obviously not calls or emails I was hoping or planning to make, but I needed to because I have some great long-lasting partnerships with all my sponsors. They know that’s not the person that I am. They know that’s not how I act and although they are far from brushing it to the side just like I am, they understand that this is an opportunity for me to educate myself, grow, become a better person. 

I know that I’ll become a better man and a better person because of it, and they are going to kind of help me along that process.”

As for what’s next apparel wise for Thomas, on Monday in Abu Dhabi he was still wearing an RLX shirt at the course. However, per Golf Monthly’s Joel Tadman, JT wore a Peter Millar polo shirt and mid-layer in Abu Dhabi yesterday and today with his RLX shorts, which he sourced himself.

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