Dustin Johnson powers to maiden Masters title and second Major with record victory at Augusta National

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American Dustin Johnson claimed his maiden Masters title and second Major with a commanding five-shot victory at Augusta National yesterday.

Going into the final round four shots ahead of his closest pursuers, the World No 1 had a shaky start which saw his lead cut to a single stroke early on. However, Johnson turned on the style and carded a closing 68, which included three successive birdies from 13 to 15, for a Masters record total of 20-under-par (65-70-65-68). Korea’s Sungjae Im (70) and Australia’s Cameron Smith (68) shared runner-up honours on 15-under-par.

2019 champion Tiger Woods made a septuple-bogey 10 at the par-three 12th after finding water three times, the highest score of his PGA Tour career on any hole (previous: 9, No. 3/R3/1997 Memorial Tournament presented by Nationwide). The 15-time Major winner then birdied five of his next six holes to finish T38.

“It still feels like a dream. As a kid, you’re dreaming about winning the Masters, having Tiger put the green jacket on you. I’m here and what a great feeling it is … I couldn’t be more excited,” said Johnson, 36.

Fast Facts
– Dustin Johnson wins the Masters Tournament by five strokes, his second Major championship title and 24th win on the PGA Tour
– At 20-under 268, Johnson sets Masters Tournament scoring record for 72 holes
– Johnson becomes the eighth player (ninth instance) to win the Masters after finishing runner-up the year prior
– For the first time in his Major championship career, Johnson successfully converts 54-hole lead/co-lead to victory (now 1-for-5)
– Johnson, the reigning FedExCup champion, moves to No. 1 in the FedExCup standings
– Cameron Smith (67-68-69-69) becomes first player to record four scores in the 60s at the MastersSungjae Im (T2) becomes the third-youngest player to finish in the top five at the Masters; only Jordan Spieth (2014, 2015) and Tiger Woods (1997) did so at a younger age
– 2019 U.S. Amateur champion Andy Ogletree (T34) earns low amateur honors

Leading Scores
Dustin Johnson 65-70-65-68—268 (-20)
Cameron Smith 67-68-69-69—273 (-15)
Sungjae Im 66-70-68-69—273 (-15)
Justin Thomas 66-69-71-70—276 (-12)
Rory McIlroy 75-66-67-69—277 (-11)
Dylan Frittelli 65-73-67-72—277 (-11)
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