Dustin Johnson sets new Record with Masters Victory


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Ryan Kelsey, Staff Writer

South Carolina native, Dustin Johnson, won his second ever major golf tournament when he came away victorious during the 2020 Masters. Johnson, who is currently ranked as the world’s best golfer, not only won the Masters, but did so while making history when he broke Tiger Woods and Jordan Spieth’s Masters stroke record.

During the four-day tournament that is played at Augusta National Golf Club located in Augusta, Georgia, Johnson ended up shooting a total score of 268 which is two strokes better than Woods and Spieth. Woods initially set the record when he shot a 270 during the 1997 Masters, and Jordan Spieth later tied that score when he won the 2015 Masters.

Johnson has come close to winning a green jacket before when he came in second place during the 2019 Masters, but fell just short finishing one stroke behind Tiger Woods. Now, this year, Johsnon finally earned his first green jacket. Following Dustin Johnson was Cameron Smith from Australia, and Sungjae Im who both shot a total of 273. Tiger Woods finished the tournament tied for 38th place shooting a total score of 287.

The 2020 Masters, which dates back all the way to the first tournament in 1934 was originally scheduled to take place from April 9th – 12th and was set to be the first major golf championship of the 2020 season. However, due to the COVID-19 pandemic the tournament had to be postponed until November 12th – 15th.

Not only did the start date have to be pushed back, but Augusta National announced that no fans were allowed to attend one of the most popular golf tournaments in the world. Although the 2020 Masters start date was pushed back, the 2021 Masters tournament is still scheduled to take place in April.