By: Kevin Casey | April 9, 2017 10:42 pm
AUGUSTA, Ga. – It was quite a day for Sergio Garcia, who got a behemoth of a monkey off his back with a playoff victory at the Masters – his first major championship win.
Good for the 37-year-old, who waited so long for this and overcame so much to get here. Many of Garcia’s golfing colleagues took to social media to congratulate the Spaniard on what was a long-awaited win.
We’ll start with the guy he beat in a playoff for the green jacket, Justin Rose.
— Justin Rose (@JustinRose99) April 10, 2017
Was a great week for me, I tried hard but came up a little short. Big congrats to @TheSergioGarcia, well played my friend
— Charl Schwartzel (@CA_Schwartzel) April 10, 2017
@TheSergioGarcia you are my HERO bud…..
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— Branden Grace (@BrandenGrace) April 10, 2017
— bubba watson (@bubbawatson) April 10, 2017
— Ricky Barnes (@RealRickyBarnes) April 10, 2017
Sergio winning after being in a "grove of azaleas" on 13 is incredible. What a bounce back. So well deserved by that guy. Vamos, El Niño
— Ben Crane (@bencranegolf) April 10, 2017
— Tony Finau Golf (@tonyfinaugolf) April 10, 2017
— Ian Poulter (@IanJamesPoulter) April 10, 2017
— Martin Kaymer (@MKaymer59) April 9, 2017
Congrats @TheSergioGarcia. Always a great champion and now a deserved Major champion.
— Graeme McDowell (@Graeme_McDowell) April 9, 2017
Great stuff by 2 great players & great guys! Congrats welcome @TheSergioGarcia
— Weirsy (@MikeWeir) April 9, 2017
Congrats @TheSergioGarcia!! Well deserved and great playing…soak it in my man!!
— Rickie Fowler (@RickieFowler) April 9, 2017
— David Lingmerth (@dlingmerth) April 9, 2017
Congrats to Sergio!! So happy for him. So deserving for an amazing career he's had.. Forever a major champion!
— Justin Thomas (@JustinThomas34) April 9, 2017
— Billy Horschel (@BillyHo_Golf) April 9, 2017
2 unbelievable players and 2 great friends, but I couldn't be happier for @TheSergioGarcia. You deserve it all amigo!!
— Rory McIlroy (@McIlroyRory) April 9, 2017
— Darren Clarke (@DarrenClarke60) April 9, 2017
Congrats to @TheSergioGarcia to win the Masters. Well deserved and what a great fight it was to watch!
— Joost Luiten (@joostluiten) April 9, 2017
that was so cool. congrats sergio!
— Bud Cauley (@BudCauley) April 9, 2017
— Danny Willett (@Danny_Willett) April 10, 2017