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fourth despite failing to break 70 on the weekend. The aftermath of Tiger Woods’ shocking Sunday septuplebogey 10 at No. 12? It won’t sting for long. Another tee time at Augusta National, where Woods will chase a record-tying sixth Masters title, awaits. Memories of his sizzling Sunday finish (five birdies in six holes) will be fresh. No, there is nothing positive related to the COVID-19 pandemic that sent our world careening in 2020. But for the game’s top players, one highly intriguing shift resulting from the postponing and rescheduling of events created something they’ll likely never see again: Backto-back Masters Tournaments in their majors lineup, played five months apart. With a record score of 20-under 268, Johnson slipped on a champion’s green jacket in 2020 ,something he’d waited most of his 36 years to do. He won’t wait long to chase another. With softer autumn conditions, course knowledge for veteran players was not as big a factor as it will be in springtime when conditions are expected to be firmer. Still, a November Masters, for many, served up a savory appetizer to get right back to Georgia and do it all over again, hopefully a little better. “I’m very confident I’m going to win around this place at some point,” Thomas said. His fourth-place finish was his best Masters showing. “I’m very comfortable. I just need to execute a little bit better … I wish the tournament in April started tomorrow.” • For “How Dustin Johnson Won,” see pp. 106-107

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check this out X The field will include players who won PGA TOUR events after the scheduled April dates of the 2020 Masters and top finishers in the PGA Championship and U.S. Open held in August and September. The Masters field in November was based on the qualifications for the scheduled Masters in April 2020. X The cumulative scoring average for the field in November of 71.752 was the lowest ever, while Dustin Johnson set the 72-hole scoring record of 20-under 268.

X Johnson became the eighth player (ninth instance) to win the Masters after finishing second the previous year. The most recent was Jordan Spieth in 2015. X Johnson has finished in the top 10 in five consecutive Masters starts. X Johnson’s five-stroke victory margin was the largest at the Masters since 1997, when Tiger Woods won by a record 12 strokes. X Cameron Smith (T2) became the first player to shoot four rounds in the 60s at the Masters.

LeADeRBoARD 2020 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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