MASTERS 2017: Players react to Sergio's win

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Sergio Garcia ended his long-overdue quest for a major title with victory at the Masters over Justin Rose, rolling in a birdie putt on the first play-off hole to clinch a major at the 74th time of asking. 

To win on what would have been Seve's 60th birthday was a fitting way to end to the 81st Masters, and Garcia took to twitter to thank everyone that helped to (finally!) make his dream come true.  

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Garcia thanks fans on twitter

He's come so close so many times, but the 37-year-old Spaniard finally ended his major droubt - and then congratulations from the biggest name in the game began to flood in for him on social media. 

Has there ever been a more popular winner? Runner up Rose was gracious in defeat, and one of the first to lead the congatulations to the newest champion along with the 2016 champion Danny Willett.

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Garcia, who was two behind standing on the 15th tee, launched a come-back worthy of the green jacket, and former Champions Player, Schwartzel, Watson and Woods also passed on their well-wishes via social media.

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Tiger

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And it didn't stop there. The pin-point accuracy of the approach shots made for edge-of-your-seat viewing down the final few holes, and players praised both Rose and Garcia for their incredible final-hour duel.

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