Piers Morgan Faces Backlash after His Inspirational Message on Tiger Woods' Iconic Victory
Tiger Woods’ incredible comeback is Piers Morgan’s worst nightmare after Twitter users showed resentment and correlated Woods’ determined victory to his wealth.
The most prominent name in golf has reappeared and reclaimed his throne as the champion of the 2019 Masters Tournament. Tiger Woods’ greatest comeback, despite multiple downfalls and personal issues, didn’t go unnoticed by Piers Morgan.
The controversial English broadcaster brought to Twitter his sentiments of the game, applauding the champion for once again marking his domain, yet his interpretation of Woods’ victory attracted backlash from social media users.
“To all whiny snowflakes out there who keel over at the first sign of any problem.. look at Tiger Woods & learn from him. Life’s tough, so deal with it,” Morgan said.
“That takes mental strength, resilience, determination, a will to win & a refusal to give up. Bravo Champ @TigerWoods!”
Fans, however, took his shout out to “whiny snowflakes” and deemed incomparable the life of a multi-millionaire sports legend to ordinary persons. While Woods has overflowing resources, others who struggle with everyday problems cannot climb the same ladder as fast and as strong, as was misinterpreted.
“Tiger had money. If you have money, it certainly helps. Not trying to poop on his parade BUT ppl seem to be forgetting that tiger’s problems were all of his own making… he wasn’t struck by lightning, he diddled hookers,” read one Tweet, revealing a personal problem of Woods.
Much easier to bounce back with 100 mil in the bank— Radio Cricket formerly AltCricket (@RadioCricket) April 14, 2019
While it was clear that Morgan wanted to praise Woods for his victory, his use of the term “snowflakes” was a derogatory remark which people were offended by. Another Twitter user called him out for his unnecessary statement.
“You could have just given a compliment minus the snide,” it read.
You could have just given a compliment minus the snide. You know, be sincere, for once. I can’t tell if this is a genuine ‘well done’ to a sporting legend or a bash at people struggling in their lives.— SG (@sharonGOONer) April 14, 2019
Others also replied to Morgan’s tweet, stating that the problems of Woods were no mere fate, but brought upon by the champion himself.
“To be honest he made most of his problems himself. And had a lot of money to help solve them.”
To be honest he made most of his problems himself. And had a lot of money to help solve them. Many other people do not have that benefit or entitlement. Well done to the man for what he’s done but he is no sudden messiah for the masses!— Ken Whiteside (@kpwhitu0) April 14, 2019
Among the series of unfortunate events dealt with by Woods was his marriage failure brought about by his infidelity, leading him to put his career on hold and fix the collateral damage that came with his actions.
To all whiny snowflakes out there who keel over at the first sign of any problem.. look at Tiger Woods & learn from him. Life’s tough, so deal with it.— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) April 14, 2019
That takes mental strength, resilience, determination, a will to win & a refusal to give up. Bravo Champ @TigerWoods! pic.twitter.com/IYNYUbpqp3
Woods also suffered from health problems such as injuries and back surgeries which took a toll on his rankings and title as being the number one golfer in the world.
After his long hiatus, Woods finally came out and took the throne after his Sunday win which generated congratulations from multiple sports personalities and the former and current presidents of America.
23-time Grand Slam tennis champion, Serena Williams, was brought to tears after Woods’ sweet victory.
“I am literally in tears watching @TigerWoods, this is Greatness like no other. Knowing all you have been through physically to come back and do what you just did today? Wow Congrats a million times! I am so inspired thank you buddy,” she tweeted.
NBA legends, Stephen Curry, Kobe Bryant, and Magic Johnson also paid tribute to Woods’ win through social media, congratulating him.
Greatest comeback story in sports! Congrats @TigerWoods Let me hold one of those 5 jackets one time!— Stephen Curry (@StephenCurry30) April 14, 2019
TIGER 🙌🏾🙌🏾🙌🏾 #masters2019— Kobe Bryant (@kobebryant) April 14, 2019
A big BIG congratulations to @TigerWoods for winning the Masters!! The roar of the Tiger is back!— Earvin Magic Johnson (@MagicJohnson) April 14, 2019
Former President Barack Obama and current President Donald Trump expressed their praises on Twitter for the remarkable redemption of the world champion, calling it “a testament to excellence, grit and determination.”
Congratulations, Tiger! To come back and win the Masters after all the highs and lows is a testament to excellence, grit, and determination.— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) April 14, 2019
Woods’ win places him only three majors behind Jack Nicklaus who has won six Masters. The champ landed his first Masters win in 1997 with a 12-shot record. His legendary success sparked tougher competition in the sport, having other players train harder as prize money and sports fans increased.
During the Green Jacket ceremony, Woods said:
“It’s overwhelming just because of what has transpired. Last year I was very lucky to be playing again. At the previous Champions Dinner I was really struggling and missed a couple of years of not playing this great tournament, and now I'm the champion. Twenty-two years between wins, it's a long time and it's unreal for me to experience this. My mom was here; she was there in 1997 as well. I'm just so happy and excited and I'm at a loss for words."
Tiger Woods is one of the greatest golf players in history, and he has just confirmed it.