Hideki Matsuyama’s victory at the 85th Masters Tournament wasn’t just popular in his native Japan. Here’s a social media round up of notables who celebrated Matsuyama’s maiden major title.
I want to send my heartfelt congratulations to Hideki Matsuyama for his Masters Tournament victory, and for being the first Japanese male golfer to win a major championship. I’m not only very happy and pleased for Hideki, but also the whole golfing world of Japan. pic.twitter.com/m56JVHH0LI
— Jack Nicklaus (@jacknicklaus) April 12, 2021
Making Japan proud Hideki. Congratulations on such a huge accomplishment for you and your country. This historical @TheMasters win will impact the entire golf world.
— Tiger Woods (@TigerWoods) April 11, 2021
Congratulations to #HidekiMatsuyama, the first Asian born player to win @TheMasters. With the @NBCOlympics going to Japan later this year, their countryman’s win will be sure to inspire young golfers throughout Asia. 🏆👏🏻 pic.twitter.com/iD6y5LKppS
— Annika Sorenstam (@ANNIKA59) April 12, 2021
I am absolutely delighted to see Hideki win the Masters. From the moment he took the lead yesterday, he looked in complete control. He had a small hiccup on 15 and 16 but responded with two great drives on 17 and 18 to help close out his first Major Championship. pic.twitter.com/WLUTCfMiGr
— GARY PLAYER (@garyplayer) April 12, 2021
— Tom Watson (@TomWatsonPGA) April 11, 2021
Congrats to @TheMasters champ, Hideki Matsuyama!! What an achievement for you and for Japan 🇯🇵… you’re inspiring young people everywhere to play golf. Amazing to see! #themasters #welcometotheclub 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 https://t.co/rPf9hqltfp
— bubba watson (@bubbawatson) April 12, 2021
— lindsey vonn (@lindseyvonn) April 12, 2021
#Masters week is always fun and memorable! Congrats to Hideki on his incredible win!
— Webb Simpson (@webbsimpson1) April 11, 2021
The respect! 🙌This along with the genuine emotions from #HidekiMatsuyama brought tears to my eyes & chills to my body! He handled the pressure beautifully. Game changing for golf mad country of Japan 👍💪👏@TheMasters https://t.co/kZO2TbNj0D
— Tracy Austin (@thetracyaustin) April 12, 2021
— Ian Poulter (@IanJamesPoulter) April 11, 2021
Hideki a worthy champion, have always appreciated his worth ethic, he works really hard on his game, that green jacket will look good on you. You’ve made Japan proud #TheMasters
— Luke Donald (@LukeDonald) April 11, 2021
— C.T. Pan (@ctpangolf) April 11, 2021
Good for Hideki. I get nervous playing for my family. This dude just won The Masters for his entire country. Mega respect!!!
— max homa (@maxhoma23) April 11, 2021