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MASTERS 2020 Korea by five shots. Johnson’s 20-under 268 established a tournament record by two shots. It was his second major title. Johnson had taken a 54-hole lead into Sunday for the fifth time in a major. None of the previous four had ended with him holding the trophy. So he understood the questions about his ability to close at a major championship. Shoot, he pondered those same questions himself. “I’m in this position a lot of times. Like when am I going to have the lead and finish off the golf tournament, or finish off a major?” Johnson asked. ”For me, it definitely proved that I can do it.” Johnson was dominant throughout, shooting the low round or tying for low round three of the four tournament days. He made only four bogeys. Im trimmed the lead to one shot early Sunday, but Johnson (68) played his final 13 holes in 5-under. As he walked off the 18th green past two-time Masters champion Bubba Watson, Johnson told him, “I’ve been dreaming about putting on that jacket my whole life.”

You want to know a great feeling? It’s when you and your little brother grow up an hour’s drive across the South Carolina border from Augusta National Golf Club, home to one of the biggest spectacles in sports, and every putt after dinner in the darkness is to win the Masters. It is when one of those brothers emerges in the thick of contention on Augusta National’s second nine on Sunday, and the other enjoys a front-row seat, his brother’s bag on his shoulder. It gets better when the player rips one last drive off the 18th tee and, having intentionally not peeked toward any of those giant Masters leaderboards nearly impossible to miss, turns to his brother and asks, Do you know how we stand? The volley returned from Austin Johnson to his big brother was exactly what Dustin Johnson wanted to hear: You have a five-shot lead. Thus, Johnson, at 36, a golfer born in the South, came to collect his first Masters Green Jacket, defeating Australia’s Cameron Smith and first-time Augusta National participant Sungjae Im of South

LEADERBOARD 2020 2020 was a season of triumphs for Dustin Johnson who won the Masters Tournament in addition to his first FedExCup and the Jack Nicklaus Award as PGA TOUR Player of the Year.

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Player

Pos

1

2

3

4

Total Score

FedExCup Points

Earnings

Dustin Johnson

1

65

70

65

68

268/-20

600

$2,070,000

Sungjae Im

T2

66

70

68

69

273/-15

270

$1,012,000

Cameron Smith

T2

67

68

69

69

273/-15

270

$1,012,000

Justin Thomas

4

66

69

71

70

276/-12

150

$552,000

Dylan Frittelli

T5

65

73

67

72

277/-11

115

$437,000

Rory McIlroy

T5

75

66

67

69

277/-11

115

$437,000

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