After taking a share of the lead at the end of day two, Dustin Johnson cruised to his first green jacket and second Major. After finishing second last year to Tiger Woods, it must be an amazing feeling to have Tiger Woods pass the baton. The Masters, in my opinion, the pinnacle of any professional golfers career. This highlight is only accentuated for Dustin Johnson because he also holds the record for lowest total score in tournament history (taken from Tiger Woods and Jordan Spieth). It is a great day for DJ and it is well deserved.
Johnson cruised to a final score of 20 under by hitting fairways and staying in play throughout his round. He hit many solid shots that are indicative of a course management strategy employed my countless past champions.
DJ’s lesson for all amateurs would be to play shots you can confidently execute, play with confidence, and stay focused on each shot. His cool demeanour, almost lackadaisical, is something that continues to intrigue me. Depending on the player, emotions can be a help or hinderance; in Johnson’s case they appear non-existent. However, we know that he is like a duck where he is calm on the surface, but their feet are moving like crazy.
On a side note, before the start of the final round, I thought the grouping of Rory McIlroy, Brooks Koepka, and Tommy Fleetwood was going to be the group to watch. I like these three players and following them around Augusta National would have been awesome. As it turned out, they played very well and the crowds would have been impressed! Also a bit shout out to Cameron Smith for shooting four rounds in the 60s!
Congratulations to Dustin Johnson on winning the 2020 Masters. It is well deserved and long overdue. Enjoy the moment.
I am a grateful golfer! See you on the links!
4 thoughts on “Congratulations to Dustin Johnson For Winning The Green Jacket”
I personally think that Augusta “dressed” in November without thousands of mashed patrons was a wonderful sight. I might even purchase the video once it is there. 2020 was indeed a different Masters – AND very nice to watch.
glad you enjoyed the new normal for awhile.
He certainly put on a clinic. I was super impressed with Im’s play too. Loved watching that super slow take away he has.
Looking forward to a great week for golf around here. We’re going to have sunshine all week and a couple of days with highs in the mid 70’s instead of 80’s and dreaded 90’s. It doesn’t get too much better than that. And after a week watching the masters I’m thinking about a little road trip. We have a course here in Florida in the Brooksville area called Rolling Oaks. It’s in the World Woods complex. There are two courses there in fact and they are said to be like playing Pine Valley and Augusta. Both courses are in the top 50 perennially. Pine Barrens, the one they say is like playing Pine Valley is the bigger draw and rated higher, but I’ve always like Rolling Oaks better. Somehow, they created a course that doesn’t feel at all like Florida and that makes it special around here for me at least. And since it was inspired by Augusta, I always get the itch to go play it after Masters week. It might not be possible this year to get a good group that wants to run up there what with covid and all, but, it’s worth a try.
Good luck getting the group together, both courses sound awesome.