Jack Nicklaus Congratulates Dustin Johnson on Masters Win, Cracks Joke About Green Jacket

by Will Shepard

Golf legend Jack Nicklaus takes to Twitter to send his congratulations to Dustin Johnson, the new Masters champion. In record fashion, Johnson won this year’s tournament. The golfer who has the most Masters shares his thoughts on Dustin Johnson.

Johnson is a left-handed golfer, once assumed to be a detrimental trait at Augusta. But he played the course masterfully, breaking records and dominating the field. Johnson won the Masters with a 5 stroke cushion.

Augusta National Golf Course is notorious in golf as one of the hardest courses in the world to play. Nicklaus makes sure that the world knows this fact. He also makes sure to point out just how ridiculously well Johnson played in this tournament.

Jack Nicklaus Offers Thread of Tweets

Nicklaus went in-depth on the quality of Johnson’s win with a thread of tweets seen below:

First and foremost, Nicklaus sends his congratulations to the Masters champion. While praise is always great, praise from the best golfer of all time is even better.

“Barbara and I send our heartfelt congrats to @DJohnsonPGA on a Masters Tournament well played! Dustin drove the ball fantastically. His irons were great. His putting was just rock solid. Put those together, and you win a major championship.”

High praise indeed for Johnson’s incredible accomplishment. Johnson played incredibly for four straight days, truly earning the green jacket.

Nicklaus continued though, talking about how Johnson is inspiring the young golfers to play courses in non-traditional ways. This is an important statement from the legend.

Additionally, Nicklaus cracks a joke about the green jacket fitting Johnson so well.

“Augusta National must have known that Dustin Johnson was going to win @TheMasters sooner or later, because they had a Green Jacket for @TigerWoods to slip on him that fit perfectly. It looked like Dustin just left the tailor!”

Is Nicklaus implying that the officials at the Masters got his jacket tailored for him before the final round? Maybe, but we will likely never know. Regardless though, this is a career achievement for Dustin Johnson and Nicklaus is in full support.