President of the African Development Bank (AFDB) Akinwumi Adesina and 23 Grand Slam winner Serena Williams were among thousands that hit cloud nine following Tiger Woods victory at the Masters at the weekend.
Woods who could be said to have gone through basketful of turbulent in recent times, reclaimed the Masters at the weekend after his last victory in 2005, taking his major victories to a 15.
Adesina who was Nigeria’s former Minister of Agriculture before clinching the African Development bank job did not only congratulate Tiger woods for the feat but used the occasion to call on all going through challenges that giving up is never an option.
Taking to his verified twitter handle the 2013, Forbes Africa Person of the Year, described Tiger woods life as a lesson.
“Congratulations @TigerWoods on your incredible win of your 5th Masters! Your life is a lesson: the future should never be defined by the past. Forge ahead in life, regardless of challenges. Never count yourself out, even when others count you out!🙌🏼🎉👍🏼
Serena Williams on her part described Tiger’s feat is an inspiration considering what he has gone through.
“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 enthused.
Serena who successfully returned to action after the birth of her daughter Olympia in September 2017, still has an eye on Grands Slam number 24 even as she continues to fight for 100% fitness ahead of the French Open next month
She had started her 2019 season at the Australian Open losing in the Quarterfinals to 7th seed Karolina Plíšková.
The 37 year old will no doubt be having the memory of unbelievable feat achieved by Woods running in her mind as she continues her quest for another Grand slam after clinching the last one in 2017 at the Aussie Open.