Tiger Woods wins reaction

Updated: March 25, 2012, 9:53 PM ET
ESPN.com news services

Tiger Woods won the Arnold Palmer Invitational on Sunday for his first PGA Tour victory since September 2009. The long-awaited title set off reaction throughout the sports world:

Graeme McDowell: "I think he really just kind of nailed home his comeback. Great to have a front-row seat watching maybe the greatest of all time doing what he does best -- winning golf tournaments."

Ian Poulter: "He's going to be a force at Augusta."

Joe LaCava: "He was a man on a mission today. He was pretty jacked up. He was out there to prove himself."

From verified Twitter accounts:

@TigerWoods: Heading home now, I can't stop smiling. Thanks to Otown fans and everyone watching for all the love. Get well soon, Arnie.

@RickieFowlerPGA: Good to see @TigerWoods back where he belongs...the game is better off when he is playing well...another win for @MedalistGC

@IanJamesPoulter: Pretty happy with the finish in the end, we all want to win but it was really tricky out there today. Congrats to @TigerWoods winning today

@MichaelPhelps: Congrats to @TigerWoods ... Was fun watching him and @Graeme_McDowell today... Can't wait to play golf again!!!

Pumped I got a tiger fist pump today from @TigerWoods !!!

@Geraldini93: Congrats to my man Tiger Woods. Glad he could get a win!!

@TheLawFirmBJGE: Happy Tiger Woods won at Bay Hill today.

@ScottiePippen: Congrats to @TigerWoods on a big win. Going to make for an interesting Masters in a couple weeks.

@davidortiz: Shout out to my boy @TigerWoods on the win #PoweredByFuse

@ShaneVictorino: Finishing strong @TigerWoods today...great to see! @nikegolf

Information from The Associated Press contributed to this report.