• Woods, Spieth & Co amongst those to tweet messages
• One Direction's Niall Horan also gets in on the action
OLYMPIC GOLF | JUSTIN ROSE
No sooner had Justin Rose secured the first Olympic golf gold medal in 112 years than the world's top golfers took to Twitter to congratulate him and celebrate his superb victory in Rio.
We'll get to them soon enough but, first, what about this class selfie from the man himself?
— Justin Rose (@JustinRose99) August 14, 2016
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Unsurprisingly, this has already become Rose' new Twitter avatar. Meantime, his long-standing caddie, Mark 'Fooch' Fulcher, also got in on the Twitter action. This is quite brilliant...
Enough said ..... .... #RioOlympics2016 pic.twitter.com/N3lEmwDv4N — Dick fulchers lad (@Fooch1993) August 15, 2016
Many had criticised golf's reintroduction to the Olympics, some saying that the top players simply weren't interested in it. The reaction to Rose' win would suggest otherwise...
Thrilled for Rosie, Henrik & Kuch, but all golfers in Rio this week should be proud. — Tiger Woods (@TigerWoods) August 14, 2016
Congrats @JustinRose99 on your and becoming first @OlympicGolf champion for 112 years! — Ernie Els (@TheBig_Easy) August 14, 2016
Congrats to @JustinRose99 @henrikstenson and Kuch! Great finish and great fnl rd by Kuch for #TeamUSA. Will be a goal to represent America in 2020 — Jordan Spieth (@JordanSpieth) August 14, 2016
Congrats to @JustinRose99 on the first gold medal @2016OlympicGolf #wellplayed — Annika Sorenstam (@ANNIKA59) August 14, 2016
Congrats to @JustinRose99 @henrikstenson and Kuchar for winning gold, silver and bronze! Well done guys! So proud to be a golfer!! — Sergio Garcia (@TheSergioGarcia) August 14, 2016
Congrats to @JustinRose99 winning gold for @TeamGB. Great performance — Ian Poulter (@IanJamesPoulter) August 14, 2016
Congratulations @JustinRose99 @henrikstenson Matt Kuchar and the 57 other representatives for such an inspiring week. Just amazing. — Christina Kim (@TheChristinaKim) August 14, 2016
Congrats @JustinRose99 and @Fooch1993 another gold to add to the medal table!!! — Matt Fitzpatrick (@MattFitz94) August 14, 2016
Congrats Olympic Champion @JustinRose99 amazing stuff!! @TeamGB @Fooch1993 #OlympicGoldMedalist #OlympicGolfisgreat — Paul Casey (@Paul_Casey) August 14, 2016
My heartfelt congratulations to Justin Rose for his tremendous performance in golf's first Olympic (cont) https://t.co/RjI5WuOWPz — Jack Nicklaus (@jacknicklaus) August 14, 2016
Congrats @JustinRose99 @henrikstenson Matt Kuchar on your Medals @RioOlympic2016a you all did your country yourself & golf so proud. — Greg Norman (@SharkGregNorman) August 14, 2016
Big congrats to @JustinRose99 and @henrikstenson @Olympics2016z #goldandsilver @RyderCupEurope — Darren Clarke (@DarrenClarke60) August 14, 2016
And that's how you win a gold medal!!! Congrats to @JustinRose99 @Fooch1993 @TeamGB he played great all week!! #history #BringOnTheGreat — Danny Willett (@Danny_Willett) August 14, 2016
So jealous of @JustinRose99 @henrikstenson and Kuch.. Olympic medals aren't easy to come by.. #champions — Brandt Snedeker (@BrandtSnedeker) August 14, 2016
As if I didn't want to already, watching @JustinRose99 reaction to winning the Gold has me wanting it more.. Congrats to him and @Fooch1993! — Justin Thomas (@JustinThomas34) August 14, 2016
The congratulatory messages weren't just restricted to golfers. One Direction's Niall Horan - a good friend of Rose - also sent him a 'well done' tweet...
Yesssssss ! Get in rosey .. Absolutely delighted for you and @Fooch1993 mate , know how much you wanted that @JustinRose99 — Niall Horan (@NiallOfficial) August 14, 2016
British tennis ace Jamie Murray - the doubles specialist and brother of two-time Olympic gold medallist Andy - also had this to say...
Gold! @JustinRose99 animal — Jamie Murray (@jamie_murray) August 14, 2016
Fresh from appearing on Match Of The Day in his pants, footballer-turned-presenter Gary Lineker also showed his appreciation for Rose' efforts.
A Golden Rose. Brilliant from @JustinRose99 . Could not happen to a nicer guy. Marvellous! — Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) August 14, 2016
Meanwhile, this video former England and British & Irish Lions rugby player Matt Dawson posted of his kids celebrating Rose' win is just brilliant...
— Matt Dawson (@matt9dawson) August 14, 2016
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