Dustin Johnson makes one-of-a-kind Masters milestone in dominant display at Augusta National
A performance unlike any other. Dustin Johnson solidified his no. 1 ranking with a record-setting display at the Masters at Augusta National Golf Club to earn his first green jacket and second major title (2016 U.S. Open).
Johnson finished with a ridiculous score of 20-under par — the lowest figure in the history of the hallowed event. Accordingly, he became the first player in the history of The Masters to hit the 2o-under mark.
— The Masters (@TheMasters) November 15, 2020
The previous low scoring record was -18, accomplished by Jordan Spieth (2015) and Tiger Woods (1997).
Johnson shot a 65 in the opening round, 70 on Friday, followed by 65s on moving day and the final round. He had 20 birdies, four bogeys and two eagles over the four days.
Johnson has played dominant golf in recent months. He finished T-2, first, second, first, T-6, and T-2 in his six events prior to his win at Augusta. He tested positive for COVID-19 in October, but his strong finish at the Vivint Houston Open last weekend was a promising sign ahead of The Masters.
He has struggled to close out tournaments in his career, but that that was decidedly not the case on Sunday. He entered the final round with a four-shot lead and never looked back.
Dustin Johnson had finished top-10 in his last four Masters, and has 19 top-10 major finishes overall in his career. After Sunday, he has 11 consecutive rounds under par at Augusta.
Four straight top-1️⃣0️⃣s at the Masters for @DJohnsonPGA. 👏
2019: T2 pic.twitter.com/pcEJW5HBsQ
— PGA TOUR (@PGATOUR) November 11, 2020
Cameron Smith and Sugjae-Im finished tied for second with an impressive score of 15-under — still five strokes back of Johnson. World no. 3 Justin Thomas finished at 12-under par, while Rory Mcllroy and Dylan Fritelli (-11) rounded out the top-five.
At the moment, there’s no debating who the best golfer on the planet is.