VIDEO: Rory McIlroy receives congratulatory text from Tiger Woods after The Players

AUGUSTA, GA - APRIL 12: Tiger Woods of the United States and Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland wait on the tenth tee during the final round of the 2015 Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club on April 12, 2015 in Augusta, Georgia. (Photo by David Cannon/Getty Images) David Cannon/Getty Images

VIDEO: Rory McIlroy receives congratulatory text from Tiger Woods after The Players

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VIDEO: Rory McIlroy receives congratulatory text from Tiger Woods after The Players

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Even Tiger Woods was impressed by Rory McIlroy’s clutch performance Sunday on the back nine at TPC Sawgrass.

Woods, a four-time Masters champion and one of McIlroy’s heroes as a child, sent a text to McIlroy congratulating the 29-year-old on his win at The Players.

In a video posted by the PGA Tour on Instagram, McIlroy is seen walking through the clubhouse at TPC Sawgrass Sunday with PGA commissioner Jay Monahan as he receives “86 messages” one of them being from Woods.

“Good playing, kid. Just awesome stuff,” McIlroy reads and attributes the message to Woods.

McIlroy, who finished with a total of 16-under 272, shot a final-round 70 to beat Jim Furyk by one stroke. McIlroy was 3 under on the back nine to outlast heated competition for the top spot on the leaderboard.

Woods wasn’t alone in congratulating McIlroy on his 15th PGA Tour victory.

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