Augusta: ‘Get down the local in your green jacket, Danny’

Last year's champion Jordan Spieth, jokes with 2016 Masters winner Danny Willett (Picture: David J Phillip/AP).
Last year's champion Jordan Spieth, jokes with 2016 Masters winner Danny Willett (Picture: David J Phillip/AP).
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YORKSHIREMAN Danny Willett clinched his first major title following a three-shot victory at the Masters, becoming the first European to win at Augusta National since 1999.

The 28-year-old from Sheffield only confirmed his participation last week after his wife Nicole gave birth to the couple’s first child.

Here is a look at the response on Twitter:

“This isn’t a shock win, @Danny_Willett has been playing great for two years now. Gave Rory a run for his money in R2D last year” - former world No 1 Luke Donald.

“.@Danny_Willett well done that man.... And I new baby that was due today... The name Augusta sounds pretty good.” - Ryder Cup star Ian Poulter, who finished in a tie for 49th.

“Congrats @Danny_Willett incredible stuff enjoy all that’s coming your way you deserve it all” - 1999 Open winner Paul Lawrie.

“Wow @Danny_Willett congrats to you and @Smartie13 #winning.” - Irish golfer Shane Lowry.

“Bangers and mash this time next year....” - 2008 Masters champion Trevor Immelman predicts what Willett will choose at the Champions’ Dinner in 12 months.

“Bloody tears in this household @Danny_Willett .. You little beauty .. #Masters” - Former England cricket captain Michael Vaughan.

“Enjoy tonight @Danny_Willett get down the Local in your Green Jacket when your (sic) home for a pint of mild. #Masters2016 #Yorkshire” - Yorkshire and England bowler Tim Bresnan.

“Not often we’ve been able to say it but an Englishman is Masters Champion. Congratulations Danny Willett.” - Former England striker Michael Owen.

“What a round by Danny Willett! Always good to see an English winner! Masters Champion! #Masters #Willett” - Tottenham and England striker Harry Kane.

“And now Jordan has to give him the jacket? Brutal. #MastersSunday” - British tennis player Laura Robson.

“Speechless. I once punched that kid in the head for hurting my pet rat. Now look.” - Willett’s brother, PJ.

“I’m guessing Sheffield walked away with the better ball plate at #Augusta thanks to @Danny_Willett @MattFitz94 - Chris Stratford, The Yorkshire Post golf writer, after Fitzpatrick also closed with a 67.