Transcript for Tiger Woods celebrates with his 2 children after winning fifth Masters
Now, to Tiger Woods tonight, and one of the great comebacks in sports history, his win at the masters tournament. A triumph over scandal and injury, hugging his children. President trump so impressed by his comeback, he announced he will present him with the presidential medal of freedom. And tonight, we learned of the one man that made $1.2 million on a bet he made right before the masters. Here's ABC's linsey Davis. Reporter: This is what redemption looks like. The return to glory! Reporter: That signature fist pump and megawatt smile marking an improbable comeback. Tiger Woods celebrating his fifth masters win. Every bit as much a professional triumph as it is a personal one. And of course, that hug. A dad with his son. So reminiscent of the embrace tiger shared with his own father after his first masters win in Here it is. When I tapped the putt in, I don't know what I did, but I know I screamed. To have my kids there, it's come full circle. Reporter: It's being described as perhaps the greatest comeback in sports. In recent years, the headlines were not about his golf game, but a multitude of setbacks, including a DUI arrest, a cheating scandal that led to a very public divorce, and crippling back injuries that led to four surgeries. At one time, his world ranking had fallen out of the top 1,000. I could barely walk. I couldn't sit. I couldn't lay down. I couldn't really do much of anything. Reporter: All part of why he called Sunday's win among his most satisfying. All right, this is pretty cool. Tiger Woods -- this is his 15th major victory. That puts him just three now behind jack Nicklaus, who tonight says, he's shaking in his boots? Reporter: I can understand why. Next up, the PGA championship, on a course where tiger has had victory before. Beth page black on Long Island. And David, he's favored to win. He wasn't the only winner. An American man won $1.2 million on a bet? Reporter: He turned $85,000 into $1.2 million. His first time ever betting. Not bad. Not bad. Linsey, thank you. There's still much more
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