With great energy and enthusiasm, Dustin Johnson becomes the No.1 golfer in the world with the victory at the 2020 Masters Tournament after scoring 268, 20-under-par and setting a new record.

This is the highest point at Augusta National which broke previous Masters records set by Tiger Woods and Jordan Speith. Dustin Johnson got a successful year for himself in spite of the COVID-19. 

In the previous Tournament, he grounded a club making him suffered from a penalty and got out of the playoff at the 2010 P.G.A Championship. Five years ago, he won the United States Open at Oakmont Country Club with a 4-under-par score of 276. He used to be a popular player at the Master three years ago, due to the accident leading. Nonetheless, because of a back injury, he had to quit the tournament. The victory at the 2020 Masters is a championship helping him stand out from other 150 golfers, become one of the most skillful golf players. 

 “It feels good to get past one major, especially when the second one is the Masters, which I always dreamed of winning as a kid,” Johnson said. “I dream of winning a lot of majors. Hopefully, this one will help give me a little spring.”

He couldn’t resist and his tears dropped when being interviewed after the final round. “It still feels like I’m dreaming,” he said, wiping his eyes.

After the champion, the second place belongs to Cameron Smith of Australia and Sungjae Im of South Korea, with 15 under par for each. Space had been narrowed due to Johnson‘s bogeys o the fourth and fifth holes. But he had covered his fail with two birdies in the next three holes and remained in the top leading position.

Johnson won the Master again. Photo: AFP

On the final ground, Smith made birdie on two of the first three holes, then stroke a bogey at No.5 before making two birdies from the Georgia pines. But he missed the green at the par-4 11th hole then failed to get up and down for par. The runner-up had pointed that he could be the winner if he got to 16 under at the beginning of the day.

“I felt as though I needed to shoot 3 or 4under on that back nine with the wind the way it was,” said Smith. “It got pretty tricky out there. I would say after 16, after not birdieing 16, I thought if I birdied the last four, I thought I would still have a chance. At least make him think about it. And wasn’t to be.”

Sungjae Im suffered from a bogey when approaching over the green after followed up on Dustin by one shot on the par-3 sixth tee. After a strong drive spits the fairway No.7, another bogey came to Im because of the wedge shot across 20 yards past the hole into the back bunker. Im tried not to a made bogey during the remainder of the day and earned birdie on the three remaining par 5s before placing equal with Cameron Smith.

“On No. 7, it was 108 meters (119 yards), and it was actually the wind was blowing more than I thought,” he said. “So that made it a little difficult for me to be accurate.”

via NYTimes


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