Masters Leaderboard 2021: Twitter Reacts to Results and Standings from Sunday

Blake SchusterContributor IApril 11, 2021

AUGUSTA, GEORGIA - APRIL 11: Hideki Matsuyama of Japan plays his shot from the eighth tee during the final round of the Masters at Augusta National Golf Club on April 11, 2021 in Augusta, Georgia. (Photo by Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images)
Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images

Hideki Matsuyama made history at The Masters on Sunday, becoming the first Japanese-born player to win the major tournament while running away from the field with another strong round of 73 to clinch the green jacket. 

A decade after posting the lowest amateur score at Augusta National in 2011, the 29-year-old walked back to Butler Cabin a Masters Champion.

The Masters @TheMasters

Hideki Matsuyama - 2021 Masters champion. #themasters<br> <br>松山英樹-2021年マスターズチャンピオン pic.twitter.com/P3JDVW5RMt


History for Hideki! 🏆<br><br>Matsuyama wins the Masters and becomes Japan’s first men’s major champion. 🇯🇵 pic.twitter.com/RDBAU0S3SI

br_betting @br_betting

HIDEKI MATSUYAMA (+5500) IS YOUR MASTERS CHAMPION 🏆<br><br>(via @TheMasters)pic.twitter.com/3iwfEU1FRT

ESPN Stats &amp; Info @ESPNStatsInfo

Hideki Matsuyama is the first player representing an Asian country to win the Masters.<br><br>He's the 7th player to win the Masters after being Low Amateur earlier in their career. pic.twitter.com/7XfkdhQeFz

CBS Sports @CBSSports

2011: Low Amateur <br>2021: Masters Champion pic.twitter.com/YEOjo5TrQl

Tiger Woods @TigerWoods

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.

Despite stumbling with four bogeys on the back nine Sunday, no one in the field could close the gap on Matsuyama's lead—though things certainly got dicey after he found the water on the par-five hole No. 15.

Matsuyama (10-under) made eagle at the same hole on Saturday after picking up a par and birdie there in his opening two rounds. His mistake on Sunday momentarily opened the door for the likes of Xander Schauffele (seven under) and Will Zalatoris (nine-under), who spent the whole day trying to catch him.

Except Schauffele would embark on his own disastrous adventure on the par-three No. 16, finding the water with his tee shot and sending his drop into the gallery.

Charles P. Pierce @CharlesPPierce

Oh, Xander. The golf deities opened a window and you slammed it on your thumb.#themasters

The result was Schauffele's first triple bogey in a major tournament and a massive exhale from Matsuyama, who cruised to the 18th green following the scare. 

br_betting @br_betting

Matsuyama goes from -10000 to -500 back to -10000 in a matter of 5 minutes pic.twitter.com/hi8DbjvbgZ


Twirling his way to a Green Jacket? pic.twitter.com/3z4QCEWxO1

Matsuyama's final bogey on the day came on a short putt at No. 18 as he looked to save par and keep his two-stroke lead in tact as he won the tournament. Instead the putt sailed wide and he settled for bogey, giving himself a one-stroke victory and providing the rest of the top five with plenty of second-guessing and regret over how close they came. 

CBS Sports @CBSSports

A bow on No. 18. pic.twitter.com/h5CHqvJ2eS

Bruce Arthur @bruce_arthur

I can’t believe @ChrisVannini remembered and retweeted this; it was after Fukushima. Awesome. https://t.co/1kYgJUVWcL

As last year's champion, Dustin Johnson, presented Matsuyama with the green jacket, the latest victor said he hopes to be a pioneer for the sport in Japan and help inspire future generations of Masters champions from his home country.