Monday, 10 April 2017
Sergio Garcia - celebrates after winning The Masters  (Getty Images)
Sergio Garcia - celebrates after winning The Masters (Getty Images)

After Sergio Garcia sealed his maiden Major title in style at The Masters, the world reacted on Twitter. From Hollywood, to tennis, to his fellow professionals, we pick out the best reaction to Garcia's win...

Rory and Sergio are great friends so it was no surprise to see McIlroy being one of the first to congratulate his mate, and fellow Major Champion:

Tiger Woods denied Garcia his first chance at Major glory in 1999, but the 14-time Major Champions was quick to recognise Sergio’s Masters win:

Poignantly, Javier Ballesteros, son of the late, great Seve shared this picture of Spain’s three Masters champions all together:

Despite agonisingly missing out on a first Green Jacket after being defeated by Garcia at the first playoff hole, Justin Rose tweeted this out. The guy is a class act:

Win Major Championships, get a tweet from the greatest Olympian of all-time. Not a bad deal right:

Overnight contender Rickie Fowler might have fallen back to a final round 76 and into a share of 11th place, but the American is another friend of Sergio’s, who wasn’t going to let his own disappointment get in the way:

From one champion to another, 14 time Grand Slam champion, good friend and fellow Spaniard Rafa Nadal also offered his congratulations.

European Ryder Cup Captain Thomas Bjørn must have been rubbing his hands with glee as two of Team Europe’s stalwarts put on a masterclass on the final day. The Great Dane was another who felt Garcia had earned his moment in the spotlight:

From Danny to Sergio, it was great to see two European Tour members taking main stage at the prize ceremony:

To the world of pop now and Niall Horan of One Direction fame, who is a huge golf fan and close friend of Rose’s:

Let’s not forget Hollywood now, with another famous golf fan Mark Wahlberg discussing ‘a chat’ he had with Serge beforehand. Maybe that was the secret to his success.

Thomas Pieters was himself in contention at one point before finishing in a tie for fourth on what was a fantastic Masters debut for the Belgian. What was even better than that performance, was the below tweet. You’ve got to love Pieters:

Another former champion, Bubba Watson, knows how good it feels to have that famous green jacket on. And it appears Bubba is already thinking about the Champions Dinner next year:

Although disappointed not to be in the field for the 81st Masters Tournament, Graeme McDowell, a now fellow Major Champion and Ryder Cup teammate of the Spaniard’s, summed up the mood perfectly:

Three-time Masters champion Gary Player was so happy he even tried his hand at Spanish:

Another Spanish tweet, another Masters champion Angel Cabrera, who had offered Sergio advice on the eve of the final round shared his delight:

The world of football was watching too, with Tottenham Hotspur star Harry Kane loving all of the action:

Another Ryder Cup teammate. Another good friend. You can see the trend here right?

Fellow Spaniard and Masters competitor, Rafa Cabrera Bello was one of the first onto the green to hug his compatriot. Before he did so, he took this video to paint a picture of the scene on the 18th green in the aftermath of all the drama:

And finally, a note from the player with the most Major Championship in golf history, Mr Jack Nicklaus:

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Tournament Leaderboard

Pos Player nameNatHolePar
1GARCIA, SergioESP18-9
2ROSE, JustinENG18-9
3SCHWARTZEL, CharlRSA18-6
T4KUCHAR, MattUSA18-5
T4PIETERS, ThomasBEL18-5
6CASEY, PaulENG18-4

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