It was a most unique Masters tournament. Staged about seven months later than typical, Augusta also will be remembered for its 2020 edition because of the carnage that Dustin Johnson brought upon the golf course. ‘DJ’ destroyed it over the week, finishing with an all-time Masters low score of -20.
He shot two 65’s (on Thursday and on Saturday), shot a 70 on Friday, and he came back on Sunday, catching himself after some early wobbles, to shoot a 68 to easily pull away and win by five over Cameron Smith and Sungjae Im. Johnson, who came into the final round having never managed to win when he had led a major into Sunday, experienced issues early on. He made bogeys on both four and five to remind us of days of old, but he rebounded to make birdie on two of the next three to make up for it. From there, he was in total control, and it meant he strolled toward a second major victory and 25th win overall. He made just bogeys all week, so the two-hole stretch there was very much a blip and proof he was by far the most deserving winner of this strange, strange tournament.