The Masters 2021 was lacking one thing with the absence of five-time champion Tiger Woods.
Woods needed to skip this yr’s event as it’s still recovering from his car accident in February.
However whereas Woods was unable to play towards Augusta Nationwide over the weekend of this yr, he was fast to reward champion Hideki Matsuyama for become the first Japanese golfer to win the green jacket.
“Make Japan happy with Hideki,” Woods wrote on Twitter. “Congratulations on this enormous accomplishment for you and your nation. This historic @TheMasters victory will influence all the golf world.”
—Tiger Woods (@TigerWoods) April 11, 2021
Matsuyama’s victory at Augusta Nationwide was lengthy in coming. Ten years in the past he was the weak newbie of Augusta Nationwide, a efficiency that heralded his arrival within the wider world of golf as a possible future champion. Since then, Matsuyama has completed within the Masters high 20 5 instances, together with a fifth solo in 2015.
However this yr, Matsuyama pierced, taking dwelling the inexperienced jacket and inscribing his title within the historical past of golf and his nation of origin.