Dustin Johnson Wins 2020 Masters: Sets Record
Winning a green jacket is one thing, but setting a record, is the icing on the cake.
Dustin Johnson won the 2020 Masters in Augusta, Georgia in convincing fashion. Entering Sunday, Johnson held a 4 shot lead at 16 under par. After struggling early on with two bogey shots on holes 4 and 5. It made fans wonder if it was going to be another runner-up situation for Johnson. To his credit, Johnson rebounded in a big way finishing the round with 5 birdies and no bogeys.
Johnson would finish the tournament at 20 shots under par which would set a course record for the Masters. The former record was 18 under par held by Jordan Speith and 2019 Masters Champion, Tiger Woods. Woods, as the defending champion, is the one who presented the green jacket to Johnson.
"As a kid, you always dream about being a Masters champion," Johnson said. "It is incredible and it is a real dream come true."
More impressive for Johnson is that he is only the 12th player in the 84 years of the tournament to win without ever trailing at the end of any round. In addition, his five-shot victory was the largest at the Masters since Woods won the 1997 Masters by 12.
Johnson has made a career of almost moments, but today, Johnson is a Masters champion and shut down any talks of a close but no cigar chance. Johnson will get to enjoy this victory for a few months but will look to defend his title at the 2021 Masters tournament. It is currently scheduled to be played in April of 2021.
Congratulations to 2020 Masters champion, Dustin Johnson!