Dustin Johnson wins 2020 US Masters

Dustin Johnson sets new record score to win US Masters

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Dustin Johnson claimed the second major of his career with a record-breaking performance to win the 2020 US Masters at Augusta.

World number one Johnson ended a wait of more than four years since his 2016 US Open success as he landed the famous green jacket following a five-shot victory.

Johnson finished on a record 20-under par total, beating the previous 72-hole record at Augusta by two shots with an impressive week.

The American finished five shots clear of Sungjae Im, who was playing in his first Masters, and Cameron Smith.

After tapping in a closing par, Johnson was greeted on the famous 18th green at Augusta by fiancee Paulina Gretzky, who had been following all week.

Australian Smith created history of his own as the first player ever to post sub-70 in all four rounds of the Masters.

Johnson was awarded the green jacket in the traditional ceremony with last year’s winner presenting him with it at the 2020 US Masters.

“It is a dream come true, as a kid I always dreamed about being a Masters champion,” said Johnson in an emotional winner’s speech.

“It’s just incredible. Having Tiger Woods put the Green Jacket on you, it still feels like a dream.

“It’s just incredible, as you can tell. I have never had this much trouble gathering myself. On the golf course I am pretty good at it, out here I’m not!

“It still feels like a dream. But I am here and what a great feeling it is. I could not feel more excited.

“The Masters is the biggest tournament. It’s the one I wanted to win most. I’m proud the way I handled myself.”

Johnson has already been installed as the favourite with bookmakers to retain the green jacket by winning the 2021 US Masters.

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