Russell Knox lands WGC title :: Twitter reacts

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Twitter went crazy on Sunday morning as Scottish golf fans woke up to the news that Russell Knox had landed his breakthrough win on one of the world's biggest stages - the WGC-HSBC Champions in Shanghai.

The 30-year-old defeated a world-class field to lift him up to No.31 in the world rankings - overtaking Marc Warren as the highest-ranked Scot - and no one was more proud than DJ sister Diane, who was on air at the time of her little brother's triumph.

She tweeted:

Knoxy tweet

Leading Scottish players Paul Lawrie, Marc Warren - who finished dead last in Shanghai - and Richie Ramsay also hailed the Inverness-born star, with the latter demanding that European Tour chief executive Keith Pelley send him a membership form.

Lawrie tweet

Warren tweet

Ramsay tweet

But the praise wasn't just limited from Scots, with Rickie Fowler, Brooks Koepka and Graham DeLaet also congratulating their rival, who has risen through the US ranks from university through the sub-tours before enjoying his best PGA Tour season this year.

Rickie tweet

Koepka tweet


And even ex-First Minister Alex Salmond, a very keen golfer himself, tweeted about Knox's performance, as he became the first Scot since Martin Laird to win on the PGA Tour.

Salmond tweet

Russell Knox :: What next?

After his first win on the two main tours, does European Tour membership and a Ryder Cup berth await for the now highest-ranked Scot in the world? Leave your thoughts in the 'Comments' section below.

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