Dustin Johnson has his first green jacket.
The world’s No. 1 ranked golfer won the 2020 Masters on Sunday at Augusta, capturing his second career major after the tournament was postponed from the spring because of the coronavirus pandemic. Johnson’s 20-under set a new 72-hole Masters record, breaking the 18-under mark shared by Tiger Woods (1997) and Jordan Spieth (2015.) Johnson finished the final round with a 4-under 68.
“This is a dream come true,” Johnson told CBS after the win as he got choked up during the television interview.
The 36-year-old’s 2020 Masters victory comes two months after he won the FedEx Cup.
After winning his first career major at the 2016 US Open, Johnson had some near-misses, including finishing tied for second at last year’s Masters, one stroke behind Tiger Woods. He finished tied for second in this year’s PGA championship and tied for sixth at the US Open. Last year he finished second at the PGA championship, and he finished third in the 2018 US Open.Dustin Johnson won the 2020 Masters.
Getty ImagesDustin Johnson hits toward the flag on the second green during the final round of the Masters.
APDustin Johnson (l.) with his caddie, brother Austin Johnson.
ReutersDustin Johnson and Paulina Gretzky
Johnson tested positive for COVID-19 last month, which limited his prep time for the Masters.