World No. 1-ranked golfer Dustin Johnson wins 2020 Masters Tournament in historic fashion
The world’s top-ranked golfer is this year’s Masters Tournament Champion. Although there were no fans on hand for the historic celebration, Dustin Johnson was proud of his historic accomplishment. Johnson won the most prestigious major tournament on the PGA Tour with a record-low score of 20-under 268 over four days.
Johnson’s five-shot victory in Augusta, Georgia was the largest margin of victory by a champion of the tournament since Tiger Woods won by 12 strokes in 1997. With the win, Johnson was the 12th-ever Masters champion to never trail after any round, and his 68 in the final round marked Johnson’s 11th consecutive subpar round at the Masters.
After facing off against several contending challengers in the first three rounds, Johnson, the first top-ranked golfer to win the Masters since 2002, pulled away on the final day of play. Cameron Smith and Sungjae Im were in contention late, but Johnson sank three consecutive birdie putts on the back nine on Sunday to seal the victory.
The Masters was Johnson’s third career major tournament win in his career and his first since winning the 2020 Tour Championship. For more sports coverage, click here.