Dustin Johnson Wins 2020 Masters in Record-Setting Performance


World No. 1 Dustin Johnson finished off his dominant 2020 Masters Tournament run on Sunday, shooting a four-under 68 to finish at 20 under overall, to claim the major championship by five strokes.

In doing so, Johnson set a tournament record for lowest 72-hole total, surpassing the prior record set by both Jordan Spieth and Tiger Woods by two strokes.

Johnson, who entered Sunday tied for a tournament scoring record through 54 holes, made his first two bogeys of the entire tournament on Sunday's fourth and fifth holes, cutting his lead to just one stroke. But it never got closer throughout the remainder of the round.

The 2020 PGA Tour Player of the Year rebounded throughout his final 13 holes, making five birdies and eight pars as he appeared to be in complete control.

With the victory, the 36-year-old Johnson has added a second major championship to his resume, the first coming back in 2016 when Johnson won the PGA Championship. He now also has 24 career PGA Tour victories.

The scoreboard finished relatively similar to how it started on Sunday morning with Cameron Smith and Sungjae Im both finishing tied for second at 15 under. Smith, 27, also made history this week becoming the first player in Masters history to shoot sub-70 rounds on all four days of the tournament.

Justin Thomas finished in fourth with a two-under 70 on Sunday and 12-under result overall. Dylan Fritteli and Rory McIlroy finished tied for fifth at 11 under overall, with McIlroy exiting the 2020 Masters still in search of the major championship title that would give him a career grand slam.

Final Leaderboard:

  • 1. Dustin Johnson -20
  • T2. Cameron Smith -15
  • T2. Sungjae Im -15
  • 4. Justin Thomas -13
  • T5. Dylan Frittelli -11
  • T5. Rory McIlroy -11
  • T7. C.T. Pan - 10
  • T7. Brooks Koepka - 10
  • T7. Jon Rahm -10
  • T10. Webb Simpson -9
  • T10. Corey Conners -9
  • T10. Patrick Reed -9

Full Leaderboard

Check out our live blog that documents how Johnson held off the rest of the field to became the latest Masters champion:

2:36 p.m. ET — Johnson heads to the 18th hole in complete control of the tournament. He heads to the 72nd hole with a five-shot lead after another par on No. 17.

2:07 p.m. ET — Johnson has continued to stretch his lead. He birdied No. 15, his third straight hole, to take a commanding lead down the stretch of the 2020 Masters. 

1:46 p.m. ET — The world No. 1 made his second consecutive birdie on the 14th hole to extend his lead to five strokes with four holes to play.

1:30 p.m. ET — Johnson birdied No. 13 to take a four-shot lead over both Smith and Im, who also birdied No. 13.

1:09 p.m. ET — Johnson recorded his fourth consecutive par on No. 12. Johnson continues to lead by three shots with six holes to play.

12:52 p.m. ET — Bernhard Langer finished up his 2020 Masters with a par on No. 18 to wrap up a one-under round. Langer, 63, became the oldest player ever to make the cut this week. He played Sunday with Bryson DeChambeau, who wrapped up his Masters with a one-over 73 that put him at two under for the tournament. 

At the top of the leaderboard, Johnson holds a three-shot lead over Cameron Smith, who bogeyed the par-4 11th hole.

12:37 p.m. ET — Johnson began his back nine with a par on No. 10. He now has a two-shot lead with seven holes to play.

12: 24 p.m. ET — Smith opened his back nine with a par, keeping him within two shots of Johnson. The entire field is now heading into the final nine with Smith the closest player to the world No. 1

12:03 p.m. ET — Smith finished his front nine with his third birdie of the round, going within two strokes of Johnson, who also birdied No. 8

11:41 a.m. ET — Woods found Rae's Creek three times on the par-3, No. 12 hole and made a 10 on the hole. Following the hole, Woods dropped to four over for the tournament and nine over on the round. At the top of the leaderboard, Johnson leads Smith by two strokes.

11:19 a.m. ET — Johnson's lead went back to three strokes after the sixth hole as he birdied the par-3 and Im bogeyed the hole. Rory McIlroy remains in close contention as well as he is now 11 under through eight holes.

11:07 a.m. ET — Johnson's lead fell to just one stroke after the world No. 1 bogeyed the fifth hole. Johnson has now dropped one stroke each on consecutive holes. Im recorded a par at No. 5 to remain one stroke back of Johnson while Smith made par at No. 6 to move two strokes behind Johnson.

10:48 a.m. ET — After picking up a birdie on the third hole, Johnson dropped a stroke on No. 4, recording his first bogey of the tournament. Johnson's lead is now just two strokes, but Smith is in trouble on the fifth hole as well.

10:23 a.m. ET — Cameron Smith added another birdie at the third hole to move to 14-under for the tournament. He is now two shots back of the leader, Dustin Johnson.

10:17 a.m. ET — Sungjae Im picked up a birdie on the second hole to move to 13 under for the tournament while tournament leader Dustin Johnson merely settled for a par.

10:06 a.m. ET — Justin Thomas got off to a slow start on Sunday, bogeying the par-5 second hole. Cameron Smith, however, picked up a birdie on the second hole to move to 13 under.

9:45 a.m. ET — Tiger bogeyed the par-four, fifth hole to fall back to even for the round. Twenty-five-year-old Cameron Champ has gotten off to the hottest start of any player, recording birdies on each of his first three holes to move to nine under for the tournament. 

9:18 a.m. ET — After shooting a 66 and 67 on Friday and Saturday respectively, Rory McIlroy opened his fourth round with a par on the first hole. McIlroy did, however, miss a possible birdie putt on No. 1.

9:13 a.m. ET — As some of the tournament's leaders prepare to tee off, Woods just completed his third hole with a par. Further along on the golf course, both Marc Leishman and Lee Westwood are two under through their first four holes.

8:56 a.m. ET — Both Woods and one of his playing partners, Scottie Scheffler, birdied the par-five second hole. Woods nearly holed a flop-shot for eagle on the second hole, giving him an easy birdie opportunity. 

8:35 a.m. ET — Tiger Woods opened his final round with a par, knocking in a six-foot putt to remain at five under after his first hole.

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