- Dustin Johnson was unable to hold back the tears after winning his first Masters title on Sunday, delivering a watery eyed victory speech.
- So emotional was the 36-year-old’s outpour, it also moved Tiger Woods to tears, according to ESPN.
- “It’s hard to talk,” Johnson said after his victory at Augusta. “I’ve never had this much trouble trying to gather myself.”
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Tiger Woods might have conceded his Masters crown to Dustin Johnson on Sunday, but that doesn’t mean he wasn’t happy to see his countryman seal his first ever victory at Augusta.
“This is just a dream come true, as a kid, I always dreamed about being a Masters champion,” Johnson, also teary eyed, said. “It’s hard to talk. It’s just incredible, as you can tell. Sorry.
“I’ve never had this much trouble trying to gather myself. On the golf course, I’m pretty good, but out here I’m not. I have a great team who, Jesus, I can’t even talk!”
— The European Tour (@EuropeanTour) November 15, 2020
ESPN’s Bob Harig wrote that while Woods was pictured smiling during the presentation, off camera he became almost as emotional as Johnson.
Here’s an extract from a piece published by Harig Sunday evening:
Off to the side, Woods beamed. He had helped Johnson with the jacket in his role as defending champion, then gave heartfelt hugs to Johnson’s manager, David Winkle, and Austin Johnson. As he watched Dustin Johnson struggle with his words, Woods welled up, as well.
Tiger wasn’t the only person moved by Johnson’s emotional outpour â€” so to was former One Direction star and golf enthusiast Niall Horan.
“Well that was great to watch,” the Irishman tweeted. “We have seen him play solid over the years but not as solid as he did the last two days. The tears and silence in the post round interview summed it all up for me.”