World No.1 Dustin Johnson’s lion-hearted play at Augusta National finally earned him his second major title with a five-stroke victory at the Masters on Sunday.
The star-American golfer, Johnson led throughout, though only by one stroke early, and did not drop a shot in the final 13 holes on his way to a four-under-par 68 and an exceptional 20-under-par 268 total.
No one in Masters history was better as Johnson, the 36-year-old, became the first player in Masters history to reach 20-under par to finish on a Masters record 20-under-par 268.
“It’s a dream come true,” a crying Johnson said. “As a kid, I always wanted to become a Masters champion. It’s just incredible.
“I never have this much trouble gathering myself. On the golf course, I’m good at it.”
Johnson, who claimed maiden Masters title on Sunday, had never converted a 54-hole Major lead into a title stumbling in 2010, 2015, and 2018 US Opens and in August’s PGA Championship, where he settled for a runner-up spot. That jinx finally ends on Sunday.
“I was nervous all day,” Johnson said. “I could feel it. The Masters to me was the biggest. It still feels like a dream. I’m proud of the way I handled myself and finished off the golf tournament.”
Cameron Smith and Im Sung-Jae tied for second, shooting 15-under par on the tournament.
Last year’s champion Tiger Woods finished tied for 38th, shooting one-under on the tournament.Posted on: