“Swaggerman” Johnson Nails The Green Jacket!
The trademark cool look and swagger finally gave way to tears as the reigning world number one Dustin Johnson (pictured) tamed the fabled Augusta National golf course to win the 2020 Masters.
The American, with his brother on his bag, finished with a 4-under 68 in the final round and set a 72-hole scoring record of 20-under, the lowest score to par in the history of the Masters.
At 20-under, Johnson also tied the mark for lowest score to par in major championship history.
Johnson claimed the title by a margin of five-strokes over the joint second place finishers Sungjae Im of South Korea and Australia’s Cameron Smith. The winning margin is the largest since Tiger Woods won the 1997 Masters by 12 strokes.
The victory Sunday for Johnson, the 2019 Masters runner-up, marks his second major win following the 2016 U.S. Open. He now has 24 career wins on the PGA Tour.
Johnson has finished in the top 10 of the last five Masters he’s played. He also ends 2020 finishing T6 or better at all three majors held in this COVID-19 pandemic-altered calendar year.
Johnson took home a pay-check for US$2,070,000.