Return of the Tiger, Marseille European champion and attendance record: what to remember from the sports weekend
Yes, PSG was surprised by Lille and will have to wait a little longer before being crowned champion of France.
Yes, the Belgian rider Philippe Gilbert won during the 117th edition of Paris-Roubaix.
Yes, Clémence Calvin, accused of evading doping control, participated in the Paris Marathon and broke the French record.
But something else happened this weekend in the sports world, and you may have missed it.
The three weekend lessons
He's back.43-year-old Tiger Woods won his fifth Augusta Masters title this weekend, the culmination of a return to the highest level that began a year ago, and has been crowned fourteen years after his last.title to Augusta, and eleven years after his last major tournament victory.While thought to be lost to golf a few years ago, plagued by successive back surgeries and drug addiction problems, the Tiger started a comeback last year.
"THE RETURN TO GLORY!" Tiger Woods wins the Masters for the 5th time.https://t.co/u3cNdQm6MG
Barely selected to compete in the Ryder Cup where he hadn't shone, Tiger roared back to the land of his first exploits in Augusta, where, in 1997, he had become 21 years the youngest winner of a major tournament, the start of a romance that saw him reign in world golf, become a sports and media superstar and win fourteen grand slams, before gradually sinking.
With his 15th major title secured this weekend, Tiger Woods is now only three lengths off the all-time record of Jack Nicklaus, winner of 18 grand slams in his long career, with the American winning his last title at 46.years, twenty-four years after the first.If his body so damaged by years of golf at the highest level still leaves him a little alone, who knows how far Tiger Woods can go.Just a year ago, for on his return to Augusta he declared: “I am a living miracle.He didn't think he was saying so well.
Posted Date: 2020-11-26