Danny Willett’s brother steals spotlight on Twitter after Masters 2016 victory

PJ Willetts stream of consciousness outpouring contained witticism, profanity and unrivalled joy

Danny Willett might have come from nowhere to take the Master. But it was his brother, PJ, tweeting the final hours of the tournamentfrom his home in Birmingham, who stole the spotlight.

PJ Willett, who describes himself as Author. Teacher. Inexperienced Father on his Twitter profile, swear, drink and joked his style through the tense close to the four-day contest that find his brother become only the second Englishman to wear the famous green jacket.

His tweets included digs at Willetts rival, Jordan Spieth, as well untempered emotion as his brother edged closer to the win.

At hours, his tweets veered into the profane.

But they also demonstrated his unrivalled exhilaration at his brothers outstanding performance.

And were often altogether hilarious.

When it became clear that his younger brother had beaten Spieth to take the US Masters title he was overcome.

His outpouring won him fans from across the golfing world, and beyond.

Willetts tweets were so popular that he started trending in the UK.

And he seemed rather pleased to see his handiwork.

At the same time, sporting greats were paying tribute to Willetts victory, including former England cricket captain Michael Vaughan, who shares his hometown, Sheffield, with Willett.

In a reference to the tradition where the Masters winner prefers the menu for the following years champs dinner, the 2008 winner, South Africas Trevor Immelman, tweeted: Bangers and mash this time next year ….

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