Dustin Johnson had one particularly high-profile congratulator after his impressive five-stroke win at the WGC-Mexico Championship.
Johnson’s victory was his 20th on the PGA Tour, and it did not go unnoticed by the man holding the highest office in his native country.
Congratulations to @DJohnsonPGA on his 20th PGA Tour WIN,” wrote President Donald Trump. “Not only is Dustin a truly great golfer, he is a wonderful guy. Big year ahead for Dustin!”
Congratulations to @DJohnsonPGA on his 20th PGA Tour WIN. Not only is Dustin a truly great golfer, he is a wonderful guy. Big year ahead for Dustin!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 25, 2019
And Johnson was quick to thank Trump for the congratulations.
“Thank you Mr. President. Always appreciate your support,” he replied.
Thank you Mr. President. Always appreciate your support.
— Dustin Johnson (@DJohnsonPGA) February 25, 2019
As you can imagine, the president taking time out from running the country to congratulate a golfer on a victory went down about as well with the majority of Twitter users as you’d expect.
Speaking of golf, remember when Tiger and Jack gave you an atomic wedgie on your own golf course 😉 pic.twitter.com/oUJFH5YYq6
— Paul Lee Ticks (@PaulLeeTicks) February 25, 2019
Oh, did we flip the channel to ESPN this morning during Executive Time? pic.twitter.com/gnFt0r67qv
— Skunk 🌼 (@Politiskunk) February 25, 2019
With all the golfing you do on the taxpayers dime, one would think you would be in the top rankings of golf. What happened? Too much executive time?
— Brian van Kuik (@Taomoon2000) February 25, 2019
Bronte Law and Nasa Hataoka will share a one stroke lead going into the final round of the Pure Silk Championship on Sunday.
Bernd Wiesberger is closing in on his fifth European Tour title after grabbing the lead at the Made in Denmark on Saturday.
Jonas Blixt eagled the 17th after holing out from the fairway to take a one-shot lead into the weekend at the Charles Schwab Challenge.
Bronte Law and Jennifer Song still lead the LPGA’s Pure Silk Championship after the second round, but were joined by Jacqui Concolino.
Matthias Schwab will take a one-shot lead into the weekend at the Made in Denmark after making the best of a bad situation on Friday.
First-round leader Tony Finau credited a change in putting grip for his six-under-par 64 at the Charles Schwab Challenge.