Boomer And Gio React To Tiger Woods' Epic Masters Win

Boomer and Gio
April 15, 2019 - 9:05 am

By WFAN.com

Tiger Woods accomplished Sunday what many believed was unthinkable at this stage of his career by winning the Masters. Of course, WFAN's Boomer Esiason and Gregg Giannotti had a lot to say about the epic victory on Monday's show.

"It's remarkable really to think about where he's been, what he's been through and the questions about whether or not he would ever win another major -- would he be stuck at 14?" Esiason said on the "Boomer and Gio" show. 

"Two years ago, he needed a nerve-block injection just to make the champions dinner at Augusta National. ... He thought there was no golf in his future. He had four neck surgeries."

Esiason said it was also amazing to see the golfers he beat "find so much joy" in seeing Woods, whom many of them idolized as kids, win at Augusta. 

Giannotti put into perspective what Woods means to golf and why so many people celebrated his victory.

"I know there's a lot of people out there that look at Tiger Woods and say, 'Man, what a bad guy' and all the stuff that went on and this and that and questionable behavior, but for most people who watch golf, Tiger Woods means spectacular things," he said. "It's a part of your life in sports consumption where he was the best of the best, and there was nothing more exciting than him winning a major."

Added Esiason: "The real question is, can he win another one now? And he can catch Jack Nicklaus? That's the ultimate holy grail in golf is to eclipse 18 majors."

Woods will get his chance to win his 16th major next month at the PGA Championship at Bethpage Black.