Dustin Johnson Wins the Masters

The world’s top-ranked golfer earned his first green jacket with a record-low score a month after testing positive for Covid-19

Dustin Johnson won the green jacket on Sunday.

Photo: brian snyder/Reuters

Augusta, Ga.

Since Dustin Johnson won his first major four years ago, no player had experienced such a spectacular series of calamities. He blew late leads at majors and once had to withdraw from the Masters when he was at the top of his game because he injured himself in a fall. A month ago, he tested positive for the virus that shoved this year’s Masters to an unusual spot on the calendar in 2020.

Throughout those years, Johnson spent more time香蕉视频苹果下载 than anyone else ranked No. 1 in the world—and won exactly zero more majors. When he stepped up to the tee box on the mostly empty first hole here at Augusta National on Sunday—to a smattering of applause from the handful of people on hand keeping it from being totally silent—his commanding lead hardly seemed too secure.

香蕉视频苹果下载It wasn’t. His four-shot lead winnowed to one after just five holes. His history looked to be repeating itself until he cemented a new piece of history: Dustin Johnson is a record-breaking Masters champion.

Johnson, a 36-year-old American and the world’s No. 1 golfer, won this year’s green jacket with an unforgettable showing in an unusual year. He finished 20-under par—the lowest Masters score ever—and five shots clear of Sungjae Im and Cameron Smith to win golf’s last major of 2020.

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