Tiger Woods wears Masters green jacket over workout clothes at his restaurant
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Tiger Woods wears Masters green jacket over workout clothes at his restaurant

Tiger Woods won his fifth, and most improbable, Masters green jacket last Sunday, holding off Francesco Molinari, Dustin Johnson, Brooks Koepka and Xander Schauffele to win his first major in 11 years.

After Patrick Reed put Woods' Augusta National "coat" -- as he calls it -- on him to signify another Masters win, Woods laughed and smiled knowingly saying, "It still fits." (Of course it does, that coat is his for as long as he's alive.)

Since he won the Masters, Woods is able to take his green jacket off Augusta National property for the year he is champion and wear it in public where he's being celebrated as Masters champion. What better place to be celebrated as Masters champion for Woods than his own Jupiter, Fla., restaurant?

That's where Tiger Woods was on Friday night, when he was walking around his The Woods Jupiter restaurant. Woods wear wearing a Nike Dri-Fit workout T-shirt, Oakland Raiders mesh shorts...and his green jacket. And it was glorious.

This is a huge power move.

"Oh, welcome to The Woods Jupiter. I'm the owner and proprietor of the restaurant, reigning and five-time Masters winner, Tiger Woods. Can I help you to your seat?"

The Woods Jupiter restaurant, where he also met his current girlfriend Erica Herman when she worked there, has a host of memorabilia from Woods' career and other Woods-related flair. So, this would seemingly meet Augusta National's definition of when Woods can wear his green jacket in public.

Hopefully this isn't a one-off. Tiger should be at The Woods Jupiter every possible Friday, entertaining guests and posing for pics in the green jacket. For Woods fans, the next year, no matter what else happens, is a celebration of something once thought impossible for the truest of believers. He can flex in the green jacket anywhere he needs to for the next 12 months, including at other majors, other dress-up functions, the Met Ball, whatever.

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