It was the American's first win at Augusta since 2005, and there's a lot less hair on the 43-year-old's head now than there was 14 years ago.
Thomas acknowledged he had needed to be convinced Woods could win another major.
Tiger Woods completed one of the most incredible comebacks in sporting history when he won his first major in 11 years but whilst everyone was celebrating it wasn't a happy day for betting firm William Hill. "Tiger! Tiger" echoing as loud as any of the roars on the back nine at Augusta National. The outpouring of excitement over Tiger's win felt like it was the late 1990s again, back when Puffy's shiny suits were the move.
While not transformational, Woods' win should provide a boost to Nike's golf apparel business, marketing consultancy firm Metaforce co-founder Allen Adamson said. "You couldn't have had more drama than we all had out there, and now I know why I'm balding".
Almost the entire sporting world was watching as Woods captured his fifth green jacket, and that makes Saquon Barkley's tiny involvement in the day even more special.
The fans, in a state of euphoria, were still chanting Tiger Woods' name in the aftermath of his Masters victory Sunday when Zach Johnson, the 2007 Masters victor, looked around the grounds from behind the clubhouse and took it all in.
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Woods won his 15th major, leaving three short of the standard set by Jack Nicklaus.
With his victory Sunday, Woods completely changed the narrative for all the stars who made names for themselves while Woods battled challenges that threatened to end his career and mar his legacy.
He scooped up 10-year-old Charlie, born a year after Woods won his 14th major at Torrey Pines in the 2008 U.S Open.
"OK guys, I'm so serious", Williams tweeted. "I think the kids are starting to understand how much this game means to me, and some of the things I've done in the game". Woods needed some help to win this Masters. "No matter who is in the office, you may like, dislike personality or the politics, but we all must respect the office".
"When you're someone like me in my shoes still trying to come up, still trying to win majors, still trying to contend, you can't beat playing with the best player in the world, the best that's ever done it and just see if you can get the job done is cool", Finau said, referring to Woods. "It's probably one of the biggest wins I've had, because of it".
One local industry observer, who requested anonymity for lack of authorization to discuss these numbers, said if the weather had not forced rescheduling, the average rating for Woods' victory likely would have been as high as 12.0, peaking with at least 20 percent of the market's TV homes. "I think Nike will stick with him until he stops playing golf, in some capacity".