In Masters unlike any other, world No.1 Dustin Johnson put on a show unlike any other by shattering the scoring records en route to his second major victory and first green jacket.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this was the first Masters played in November and the first played without patrons save for one guest for each player, coaches, Augusta National members and officials.
When Johnson wrapped things up, he had very few words, only tears in his post championship interview with CBS Sports’ Amanda Balionis.
“I’ve never had this much trouble gathering myself,” Johnson managed to say. “On the golf course, I’m pretty good at it.”
Johnson’s five shot win was the largest margin of victory at the Masters since Tiger Woods won by 12 in 1997 for his first of five Masters victories.
Woods, the defending Masters champion, was on hand to put the green jacket on Johnson during the victory ceremony.
“Having Tiger put it on was awesome. You wouldn’t want it any other way,” Johnson said.
Woods had a career-worst 10 on the par-3 12th hole and preceded to follow up with five birdies in his last six holes to finish in a tie for 38th at 1-under.
“The flag on 11 was howling off the left. I didn’t commit to the wind, and I also got ahead of it and pushed it, too,” Woods said. “Because I thought the wind would come more off the right and it was off the left and that just started the problem from there. From there, I hit a lot more shots and had a lot more experiences there in Rae’s Creek.”
Notables included Justin Thomas (4, -12), Rory McIlroy (T5, -11), Brooks Koepka (T7, -10), Jon Rahm (T7, -10), Rickie Fowler (T15, -3), Bryson DeChambeau (T34, -2) and Jordan Spieth (T46, +1).