US golfer, Tiger Woods said he was driven by the desire not to disappoint his watching children for a second time as he completed a remarkable Masters victory on Sunday.
Woods finally claimed his 15th major title, almost 11 years after securing number 14, as he held off a host of rivals to emerge triumphant at Augusta National in a thrilling final round full of twists and turns.
After the win, a jubilant Woods soaked in the moment with his mother and two children, Sam and Charlie, by the 18th green.
According to Woods;
“This has meant so much to me and my family, this tournament, and to have everyone here, it’s something I’ll never, ever forget,” said the 43-year-old in a subsequent news conference, as he reflected on enjoying similar celebrations with his late father, Earl, following his 1997 win at Augusta.
“My mum’s here, 22 years later, and I happen to win the tournament. My kids, Sam and Charlie were at the British Open last year when I had the lead on that back nine, and I made a few mistakes and cost myself a chance to win the Open title.
“I wasn’t going to let that happen to them again, and so for them to see what it’s like to have their dad win a major championship, I hope that’s something they will never forget.”